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It also made a demand to cancel the MLA post of P C George who made defamatory remarks against the nuns.
Kuriakose Kattuthara, a priest who had also testified against Mulakkal, had been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Dasuya near Jalandhar in northern Punjab three days ago.
Reports say the post-mortem of Fr Kuriakose Kattuthura, who had made a statement before the police against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, did not reveal any unnatural cause of death.
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Monday in his room in the catholic church premises in Dasuya.
Kerala nun rape case: Priest who was key witness against ex-bishop Franco Mulakkal found dead in Jalandhar
Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was found dead in a room at the St. Mary's Church complex in Dasuya town, around 180 km from Chandigarh. He was under the Jalandhar diocese which is headed by Mulakkal.
Upon reaching Jalandhar on Wednesday, Bishop Mulakkal was welcomed by his followers and even thanked them for their support.
The second phase of protest, demanding the security of the nuns who protested seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal on charges of rape, was launched on Sunday at Children’s Park Auditorium.
The petitioner’s counsel argued her version of sexual abuse for the extended period of over two years lacked credibility.
Kuriakose made it clear faith should not be built on role models of some priests, bishops or sisters.
If a finger is pointed, obviously facts should be studied and the matter sorted. By going all macho on the accusers, the accused weakens his own stand.
The court will pronounce the verdict in the bail plea on Wednesday.
Pressing for bail, Mulakkal's counsel presented a visual evidence of the former bishop taking part in a private function at the victim's home.
Another police probe is likely in Jalandhar after the High Court considers the bail application of Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal on Monday got the unwanted recognition of being the country’s first bishop to be jailed, for rape charges.
In a two-page statement, Fr Varghese Vallikkatt, deputy secretary general and spokesman for KCBC, said the Council prays that justice takes place in the matter.