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Ex-Bishop Franco Mulakkal acquitted in Kerala nun rape case: Look back at the incident which rocked Catholic Church
Citing lack of evidence, a court in Kottayam acquitted Franco Mulakkal of all charges after the trial lasted for more than 100 days
Vatican rejects Sister Lucy's third appeal against expulsion from congregation for failing to 'explain her lifestyle'
Sister Lucy said she had no information about her appeal being taken up for trial, and that the move amounted to injustice and was against the truth.
The Kerala HC had dismissed a plea by the bishop last month while admitting the prosecution argument that there was prima facie evidence against him.
Kerala nun rape case: Kottayam court cancels Bishop Franco Mulakkal's bail, issues non-bailable warrant
The court cancelled Mulakkal's bail for failing to appear for trial in the case and posted the trial for further hearing on 13 August.
Court accepted prosecution's argument that there was prime facie evidence against the deposed Bishop and directed him to stand for trial.
Kerala court stays expulsion of Sister Lucy Kalappura till 1 Jan; nun was dismissed for joining protest against rape-accused Franco Mulakkal
Sister Lucy Kalappura had published poems, purchased a car and taken part in a street protest by five nuns of the Catholic religious order Missionaries of Jesus, against a former bishop of Jalandhar dioecese
Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal says Church strategy is to discredit her, as 'a lie told hundred times becomes truth'
The Church’s powers-that-be unite against dissenters and critics, Sister Lucy alleged, pointing out that her dismissal from her congregation was greeted with press releases from Kerala bishops, who welcomed her ouster.
'Plenty of evidence for invisible patriarchal power priests hold over nuns': Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal claims in autobiography
This excerpt from Sister Lucy Kalappurakkal's autobiography, Karthavinte Namathil, speaks of a system of abuse perpetrated within the church
The Kerala High Court had in October last year granted conditional bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting the nun
Bishop Franco Mulakkal case mirrors trajectory of #MeToo movement, how backlash has impacted survivors
In cases like that of Bishop Franco Mulakkal and many men named in the #MeToo movement, the all-powerful male professional network kicked in months after the allegations were made public, and the women who were courageous enough to speak up lost jobs and assignments. It has now reached a stage where the survivors who complain against the powerful are vilified and the accused are ironically projected as victims.
Sister Lucy Kalappura writes to Vatican, claims disciplinary action taken for participating in protests seeking arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal
She alleged 'disciplinary action' was taken for participating in protests by a group of nuns seeking arrest of a bishop accused of raping a fellow nun
Kerala nun rape: Survivor accuses Bishop Franco Mulakkal, supporters of harassing her through online platforms; state women's commission orders police probe
A nun, who filed a rape case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, has approached the National and State Women's Commissions besides the National Human Rights Commission, accusing the priest and his supporters of 'harassing' her through various online platforms
Kerala nun rape case: Congregation issues notice asking expelled Sister Lucy Kalappura to withdraw complaint against superior
Sister Lucy Kalappura was one of the five nuns who had staged a protest in September last year against rape accused prelate, Bishop Franco Mulakkal
Kerala nun rape: Activists term dismissal of Sister Lucy desperate attempt to save Franco Mulakkal, say it is meant as warning to witnesses
Kerala nun rape case: Reformists in the Syro-Malabar Church see the dismissal of Sister Lucy Kalappura from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) as part of a desperate attempt to save Franco Mulakkal, who is accused of repeatedly raping a nun between 2014 and 2016
Kerala nun rape case: Sister Lucy Kalappura, who protested against Franco Mulakkal, dismissed from Franciscan Clarist Congregation
Sister Lucy Kalappura, a nun who had participated in the protest against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, has been dismissed from Franciscan Clarist Congregation. Franco Mulakkal was arrested on 21 September, 2018 on a nun's complaint that he had raped her at least 13 times between 2014 and 2016.
Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi rejects government direction to review award for cartoon about bishop accused of rape
KK Subhash was awarded by the Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi for his caricature of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been accused of rape. The award led to protests and suggestion of reviewing their decision, which the Akademi rejected.
Father Anthony, close aide of rape accused Franco Mulakkal, claims misappropriation of money seized from his Jalandhar residence
On 29 March, Father Anthony was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The arrest reportedly comes after unaccounted cash was recovered from his residence in Partappura near Jalandhar.
Franco Mulakkal's close aide, Father Anthony arrested after ED recovers unaccounted cash at his residence
Father Anthony, an alleged close aide of Kerala nun rape case accused Franco Mulakkal, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Sister Lucy, Kerala nun who protested against rape-accused bishop, gets notice from congregation for ‘violations’
Sister Lucy Kalappura, one of the nuns who had participated in the protest in Kerala against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, received fresh show cause notice from Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) on 12 March.
As Vatican summit on sexual abuse yields few concrete measures, Kerala's survivors face anxious future
The papal conclave ended with vague promises of concrete measures and special programmes. For the survivors in Kerala, this means nothing — except a continuation of their trauma and uncertainties.