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.
Kerala nun protesting against Bishop Mulakkal gets notice from Church for leading life 'against religious principles'
The Franciscan Clarist Congregation, based in Kerala's Aluva near Kochi, accused sister Lucy Kalapura belonging to its St Mary's province, Mananthavady, of leading a life which was against the "principles of religious life" and the rules of the congregation.
Day after expelling Sister Lucy from duties, Kerala church withdraws disciplinary action for participating in nuns' protest
The Kerala church had claimed that Sister Lucy's "statements on social media and other platforms are not in line with her religious duties", and that “her behavior is affecting those who believe in the Church".
Kerala nun rape case: Priest, nun face action for supporting protest seeking action against Franco Mulakkal
A Jacobite priest was warned of disciplinary action and a Catholic nun restrained from church duties in a fallout of participation in protests in Kochi.