Bishop Franco Mulakkal
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Expelled Kerala nun Lucy Kalappura alleges convent denying basic amenities, begins fasting

The convent authorities have been blatantly violating the directives passed as an interlocutory order by a Mananthavady court', Sr Lucy said.

published on : 27th September 2022
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Reconsider reinstating Franco: Save Our Sisters forum to Pope

The Save Our Sisters (SOS) forum has come out strongly against the Pope’s decision to reinstate Bishop Franco Mulakkal as Jalandhar bishop.

published on : 15th June 2022
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Kerala HC quashes case against nuns

The Kerala High Court has quashed a criminal case against two nuns who allegedly disclosed the identity of a rape victim by sharing her photo with the media.

published on : 6th March 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Kerala nun rape case: Nun’s sister shifted to hospital

Earlier Stephen Mathew and Aloshy Joseph were hospitalised due to deteriorating health. 

published on : 20th September 2018
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Kerala nun rape case: High Court adjourns Bishop Franco Mulakkal's bail petition

Though an urgent pre-arrest bail plea was filed, the petitioner’s counsel did not press for an interim order directing the police not to arrest the petitioner.

published on : 19th September 2018
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Kerala nun rape case: Allegations made up for revenge, alleges Bishop Franco Mulakkal

The nun, in her complaint, alleged that on May 5, 2014, and May 6, 2016, she was raped by the bishop several times in a room attached to St Francis Mission Home in Kuruvilangad.

published on : 19th September 2018
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Kerala nun rape case: Nuns' protest garners more support

Joining the indefinite hunger strike of the sister of the victim, Hari Priya, a member of the AICC, said she will also continue the strike in order to support their protest.

published on : 19th September 2018
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Kerala nun rape case: No legal impediment in arresting Bishop Franco Mulakkal

Nature and gravity of the accusation are very important factors to decide whether the accused is entitled to get the discretionary relief of pre-arrest bail.

published on : 19th September 2018
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Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal trashes Kerala nun's rape allegations against him; says open for probe

Terming the allegations against him as "serious", the bishop said only three persons knew the truth.

published on : 11th September 2018
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Kerala church rape case: Nun writes letter to Vatican against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, seeks justice

In the September 8 letter, she alleged that the Bishop and his associates were luring people to take a stand supportive of them by assuring them properties and other forms of wealth.

published on : 11th September 2018
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