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Bishop Franco Mulakkal - Latest News
Jul 27, 2020 - 04:08 pm .- After several failures to secure dismissal of charges in lower courts, a Catholic bishop whom a nun has accused of rape has asked India's Supreme Court to dismiss the case.
Jul 15, 2020 - 12:01 pm .- Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who has been charged with the rape of a nun, has tested positive for coronavirus. The announcement comes as his bail was cancelled after he failed to appear at trial.
Feb 25, 2020 - 10:48 am .- It has emerged that a second nun of the Missionaries of Jesus has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur of sexual harassment. The bishop has been charged with raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years, allegations he denies.
Oct 28, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Sister Lucy Kalapura, whose dismissal from religious life was upheld by the Congregation for the Oriental Churches last month, has sent a letter asking that her case be further appealed before the Apostolic Signatura.
Oct 24, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The trial of Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who was charged with rape in April, will begin Nov. 11 in Kottayam. He has been accused of raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years, and he denies the allegations.
Oct 17, 2019 - 02:22 pm .- The Congregation for the Oriental Churches has rejected the appeal of Sister Lucy Kalapura, who was dismissed from religious life in August for several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of another nun's accusation that a bishop serially raped her.
Aug 7, 2019 - 11:54 am .- The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation dismissed from religious life Monday Sister Lucy Kalapura, who has been accused of several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of another nun's accusation that a bishop serially raped her.
Aug 1, 2019 - 02:17 pm .- A nun representing a reported rape victim of Bishop Franco Mulakkal has accused the defense of evidence tampering in the case and is demanding that the real evidence be presented.
Jul 24, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Catholic priests are reportedly protesting Pope Francis’ reinstatement of a cardinal who is facing allegations of financial mismanagement, and has been previously accused of failing to respond to reports of misconduct from a nun who claims to have been raped.
Apr 9, 2019 - 05:04 pm .- Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, India has been charged with raping a nun nine times over a two-year period and faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, local authorities announced today.
Apr 8, 2019 - 02:15 pm .- The bishop accused of serially raping a nun could face criminal charges this week, as Indian police say they will ask a court to charge him with rape, evidence tampering, and menacing his accuser.
Mar 11, 2019 - 05:42 pm .- Last month a provincial superior of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation explained that the recent transfer of Sister Lissy Vadakkel was unrelated to her acting as a witness in the case against a bishop accused of serially raping another nun.
Jan 9, 2019 - 02:37 pm .- The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation issued last week a letter of warning to Sister Lucy Kalapura, who has been accused of several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of a nun's accusation that a bishop serially raped her.
Dec 11, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The religious sister who says she was serially raped by an Indian bishop claims she made a police report only after written complaints to Church authorities went unheeded.
Nov 7, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- The Diocese of Jalandhar will not pay for the criminal defense of its bishop, who is accused of serially raping a religious sister.
Oct 29, 2018 - 10:23 am .- The Indian bishop charged with serially raping a nun has not yet produced a laptop that government investigators say could provide key evidence in his case.
Oct 23, 2018 - 12:00 am .- A priest who had been a key witness in the charge of rape against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur died Monday, prompting a police investigation into his death.
Sep 21, 2018 - 11:01 am .- Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur was arrested by Kerala police Friday over allegations that he raped a nun repeatedly over the course of two years. The bishop denies the accusations.
Sep 18, 2018 - 07:01 pm .- A Catholic bishop in India accused of raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years has written to the Vatican asking permission to be relieved of his duties as bishop while the case is investigated.
Sep 10, 2018 - 12:57 pm .- Seven nuns gathered in a public square in Kochi on Saturday to protest how both police and the Church have responded to one nun's accusation that a bishop raped her in 2014 and sexually abused her multiple times over two years.

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