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Kerala nun rape case: The Church is patriarchal, men are fully protected, says ex-World Church Council member
India

Kerala nun rape case: The Church is patriarchal, men are fully protected, says ex-World Church Council member

Even if the Churches in India don't hold Franco Mulakkal responsible, he is accountable to the Vatican. The Pope is watching, says Dr. Aruna Gnanadason.

Church and sexual abuse: Only Pope can give me justice denied by powerful, says mother of raped-murdered teen
India

Church and sexual abuse: Only Pope can give me justice denied by powerful, says mother of raped-murdered teen

As the outrage against sexual assault by men in positions of power within the Church continues, the role of those who are aware of the wrongdoings hasn't been examined

In Andhra Pradesh's Ongole, rampant sexual abuse of girls at child care institute reveals helplessness of survivors
India

In Andhra Pradesh's Ongole, rampant sexual abuse of girls at child care institute reveals helplessness of survivors

Pastor K John Joseph was arrested on 17 August for sexually abusing 46 girls who were staying at a Child Care Institute (CCI) managed by IERF

Cultural naiveté for unconditional trust in Church is breeding ground for exploitation of women by pastors, priests
India

Cultural naiveté for unconditional trust in Church is breeding ground for exploitation of women by pastors, priests

Pastors often exhibit exploitative and predatory behaviour, not necessarily sexual in nature, but they are in a position of power in churches to manipulate people and exploit them.

Church's cover-up, silencing of sexual abuse rampant in Kerala; institution's systemic decay gives little hope to survivors
India

Church's cover-up, silencing of sexual abuse rampant in Kerala; institution's systemic decay gives little hope to survivors

Things in the Church have changed for the better marginally as they have been able to consolidate people’s anger through the protest in Kerala of nuns and priests.

Clean the Church: You're sinner if you talk, tolerating 'it' will take you closer to God; what they want you to believe
India

Clean the Church: You're sinner if you talk, tolerating 'it' will take you closer to God; what they want you to believe

Different rules and moralities apply to clergy and lay people. Or at least that’s how many Churches want it. You are a sinner only if you talk about it. If you don’t, the abuse might lead you closer to God, or so they’d have young impressionable minds think.

Church and sexual abuse: Kerala nuns' refusal to turn away from injustice displays faith, demands attention
India

Church and sexual abuse: Kerala nuns' refusal to turn away from injustice displays faith, demands attention

Those sisters show us what belief looks like. It is a faith in who we should be, not who we are

Church and sexual abuse: Pope has never done much about these incidents, says ex-nun Mary Chandy
India

Church and sexual abuse: Pope has never done much about these incidents, says ex-nun Mary Chandy

The nuns may have to face all sorts of difficulties because they are out protesting, says former nun Mary Chandy.

Church and sexual abuse: Catholics, State have been silent for too long; Kerala rape must cause Vatican to act
India

Church and sexual abuse: Catholics, State have been silent for too long; Kerala rape must cause Vatican to act

Five nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus have been on protest for over 10 days against the rape of one of their own, a 44-year-old nun who was no less than a former Mother-General