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Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jullundur, who was acquitted of charges of the rape of a nun Jan. 14, 2022. Linto 11 via Wikimedia (CC BY 4.0)

Catholic Bishop in India Cleared of Charges of Raping a Nun

Jan 14, 2022

A bishop charged with the repeated rape of a nun over the course of two years was acquitted by a court in India’s Kerala state on Friday.

St. Peter's Basilica. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican Denies Indian Nun's Appeal of Dismissal from Religious Life for Disobedience

Oct 17, 2019

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.