Kerala Church

Joseph Mar Thoma, head of Kerala's Malankara Mar Thoma Church, passes away at 89

Joseph Mar Thoma's official name was PT Joseph and he had served as Vicar of Ranni, Kozhikode, Kundara, Madras and Thiruvananthapuram parishes.

published on : 18th October 2020

Kerala’s church: But where has the message gone?

While it is no mean achievement for a Church from an obscure corner of the world to find itself a seat on the Palatine, let us look at the ground realities in Kerala.

published on : 3rd August 2020

Missing priest found dead in well of church in Kerala

Police have recovered the CCTV visuals of the priest walking around the church premises till 10.50 am on Sunday.

published on : 22nd June 2020

Priest, six others arrested for holding mass in Kerala church amid lockdown

According to Harbour police station officers, Augustine Palayil, the vicar of Stella Mary's church at Willingdon Island, and six others including two women participated in the mass

published on : 15th April 2020

'He groped and kissed me': Another nun accuses Bishop Franco Mulakkal of sexual abuse

The bishop also talked about sexual acts and later started describing various body parts of me and the bishop, the nun said in her statement.

published on : 21st February 2020

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

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

Kerala Church sex scandal: Probe team to record Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal's statement this week

The team has already recorded the statements of around 70 persons and collected various documents and digital evidence so far.

published on : 7th August 2018

Petition in HC seeks speedy probe into rape charge against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal

A nun had accused Mulakkal of raping her and having unnatural sex multiple times at a small town near Kottayam between 2014 and 2016.

published on : 3rd August 2018

Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam​ asks PM Modi to reject NCW recommendations to ban confessions in churches

Alphons, a Christian, said interfering in religious beliefs is not the policy of the Modi government.

published on : 29th July 2018

Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal case: Leaked phone talk reveals Cardinal George Alencherry knew nun’s plight

Cardinal Alencherry had earlier maintained he was unaware of the rape complaint against the Bishop and the nun had only told him about some issues in her diocese.

published on : 20th July 2018

Priests, laity of Roman Catholic Church to seek removal of Bishop Franco Mulakkal from pastoral duties

A rape complaint was filed by a nun against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Jalandhar diocese that has rocked the Syro-Malabar and Latin Catholic churches.

published on : 13th July 2018

Kerala church rape case: Police treading with caution in terms of arrests

The police are treading a cautious path ensuring that they don’t rush into any arrests causing embarrassment to the CPM-led LDF Government.

published on : 13th July 2018

Clergy sex abuse case: Christian communities caught between rock and hard place

The Roman Catholic Church plunged into unprecedented crisis after a nun filed a complaint alleging rape against Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese.

published on : 13th July 2018

Political parties prefer to play it safe

Back-to-back allegations that include a land scam and a series of sexual exploitation involving priests of different Christian denominations in Kerala have undoubtedly caught the eye of all political

published on : 13th July 2018
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