Bishop Franco

Inconsistent versions of survivor pose questions on her credibility: Court while acquitting Bishop Franco Mulakkal

In his 289-page verdict, the judge said the survivor's claim that she was raped on 13 occasions under duress cannot be relied on the basis of her solitary testimony.

published on : 15th January 2022

Franco Mulakkal acquitted: Justice brutally murdered, laments Sister Lucy Kalapura

Reacting to the acquittal of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, rebel Catholic nun Sr  Lucy Kalapura said “Lady Justice had been brutally murdered in the court room.”

published on : 15th January 2022

Bishop Franco Mulakkal's acquittal in rape case: Nuns say they will file appeal

The court said it was evident that the victim was swayed under the influence of others who had other vested interests in the matter.

published on : 15th January 2022

Bishop Franco case: Cardinal Alencherry examined as witness, verdict may come by December

This may be the first occasion in the history of the Indian judiciary that a cardinal and major archbishop of the Indian Catholic Church was examined as a witness in a rape case against a bishop

published on : 1st October 2021

No going back from nun-hood; will continue my fight: Expelled Catholic nun Lucy Kalappura

Kalappura, who took part in a protest by nuns seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was expelled by the FCC.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal brought to convent where abuse took place

The trip to the convent is part of the police's evidence gathering. According to the victim's complains, Mulakkal raped her at the VIP rest room, where he has been staying.

published on : 23rd September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Probe team to conduct potency test on Bishop Franco Mulakkal

The SIT on Saturday got the bishop in custody for two days after presenting him before Judicial First Class Magistrate Court in Pala.

published on : 23rd September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Endurance triumphs as Bishop Franco Mulakkal gets arrested

Since no political party was willing to back them, the protesting nuns had to rely solely on the civil society’s support to expose the injustice meted out to them.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal hospitalised after complaining of chest pain

Franco complained of chest pain when he was being taken to Kottayam Police club from the Crime Branch office in Thrippunithura in Ernakulam district Friday night, they said.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Franco Mulakkal becomes first bishop in India to be arrested for rape

It was after high drama and suspense that began around noon that top police officers finally confirmed the arrest of the bishop, around 8 pm.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Investigation team’s next move is to establish crime

Senior public prosecutor Suman Chakravarthy said on Friday the police acted only within the framework of law.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Bishop’s arrest looms large as police seek clarification

The decision was taken during a one-hour meeting of Kochi Range IG Vijay Sakhre with the Director General of Prosecution’s office here.

published on : 21st September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Vatican temporarily relieves Bishop Franco Mulakkal of pastoral duties

Agnelo Rufino Gracias, Titular Bishop of Molicunza and Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Bombay, has been appointed as the administrator of the Jalandhar Diocese.

published on : 21st September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal grilled for seven hours; cops say he is cooperating

Nearly three months after the nun made the rape allegation, Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was interrogated at the Tripunithura Crime Branch SP Office for more than seven hours on Wednesday.

published on : 20th September 2018

Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrives for interrogation in Tripunithura

Though the bishop had left for Kerala from Jalandhar on Monday, the police did not divulge his whereabouts even as they waited at the CB office.

published on : 20th September 2018
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