Indian bishop charged with repeatedly raping nun. False Prophet says the Church, “has had a fair share’ of this kind of activity. False Prophet admits to this now, which means he has known of this behavior in the past in order for there to be a ‘fair share.” He still is still clueless (on purpose or otherwise) about what womens human rights activists are fighting for. He thinks all the female yammering is about allowing ‘female priests.’ He totally misses the point (on purpose or otherwise). Most people would agree that the church has had MORE than its “fair share.” Her golden cup of abominations runneth over. Decide for yourself.
Associated Press•April 9, 2019
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities charged a Roman Catholic bishop on Tuesday with repeatedly raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that helped make the sexual abuse of nuns a major issue in the church.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal was charged with rape, illegal confinement and intimidation, said Hari Sankar, a district police chief in the southern state of Kerala, India’s Catholic heartland.
The nun who made the accusations, who has not been publicly identified, said she went to police last year only after complaining repeatedly to church authorities. Eventually, a group of fellow nuns launched unprecedented public protests to demand Mulakkal’s arrest. He was arrested but released after a few weeks.
Mulakkal was the official patron of the nun’s community, the Missionaries of Jesus, and wielded immense influence over its budgets and job assignments. The nun said the rapes occurred between 2014 and 2016.
Mulakkal has denied the accusations, calling them “baseless and concocted” and saying the accusing nun was trying to pressure him to get a better job.
In February, Pope Francis for the first time publicly acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops.
Speaking to reporters aboard the papal plane, Francis vowed to confront the problem. “Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it’s a path that we have already begun,” he said.
The Mulakkal case has divided India’s Catholic community, with many people defending the bishop.
In March, the founder of the Vatican’s women’s magazine, along with the magazine’s all-female editorial board, quit their positions, saying a Vatican campaign to discredit them had increased since they denounced the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops.