Category: Christanity

Another sex scandal: Kerala priest found in compromising position with mother of two in church

It is alleged that the Kerala priest had invited the mother of two to the church. He believed this to be a safe place for his free will. Kattappana: A Kerala priest from Idukki district was found in a compromising position with a lady.  This incident happened at a Catholic church at Vellayamkudi of Kattappana. The […]

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Why nuns are silent about sexual abuse within the Catholic church in India: It’s never taken seriously

Evidently, Kulapuram was onto something — and it’s across denominations, nor confined just to the Catholic church By Maya Palit “If it comes out, it will be like a tsunami,” the nun Manju Kulapuram said, earlier this year, about the rampant sexual abuse of women by the men of the Catholic church in India. Evidently, Kulapuram […]

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Catholic Church And The Subservient Secularism Of Indian State

The judgement in the sessions court in Kerala in the 2018 nun rape case in which the accused, ‘Bishop’ Franco Mulakkal, has been acquitted, is an extremely disturbing development at various levels. This is not the first time that accusations of abuse in the church have been treated with legal kid-gloves in India. And this […]

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Nuns in India tell AP of enduring abuse in Catholic church

KURAVILANGAD, India (AP) — The stories spill out in the sitting rooms of Catholic convents, where portraits of Jesus keep watch and fans spin quietly overhead. They spill out in church meeting halls bathed in fluorescent lights, and over cups of cheap instant coffee in convent kitchens. Always, the stories come haltingly, quietly. Sometimes, the […]

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These are the Christian priests accused of rape across Kerala churches

From teenagers and nuns to a tourist accusing priests of rape, the Indian clergy, like the Roman Catholic Church globally, has been tainted by scandal. Bengaluru: The sex abuse scandal that has engulfed the Roman Catholic Church globally has not left its Indian arm untouched, as laid bare by the allegations of repeated rape against Jalandhar […]

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Church sex scandals shake India’s Kerala state

A spate of sex scandals has exposed the dark side of the clergy in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Despite growing calls for reform of the church, religious leaders continue to resist. Wracked by a rash of sex scandals, the church is facing one of its lowest moments in the southern state of Kerala.   […]

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Kerala sex scandal: Catholic Church removes two priests on charges of sexually abusing a woman

The diocese public relations office said these two priests have been suspended pending a probe due to grave charges of misconduct. Both have been banned from discharging priestly duties. Action has been initiated against Fr Mullappally when allegations came to fore against him. Rocked by another sex scandal, Catholic Church in Kerala has removed two […]

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The AP blows the lid off decades-long sexual abuse of nuns by Catholic priests in India

An investigation by the news agency AP has revealed the shocking extent of sexual assault and abuse of nuns within the Catholic Church in Kerala, India. Several harrowing accounts, some dating back to the 1990s, detail instances of forced kisses and unwanted advances by powerful priests, some of them under the influence of alcohol. One nun recalled being […]

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Abuse, Cover-Ups and Silence: Why India’s Catholic Church Needs a Reformation

It is time to practice what the brotherhood has so eloquently preached, but so abysmally failed to practice: Visit the survivors. Support them. Speak up now. The Year of Our Lord, 2018 was an annus horribilis for the Roman Catholic Church in India, particularly Kerala. It is not that some of the men in frocks were caught […]

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Witness in case of alleged rape of nun in India found dead

(CNN)A witness in the trial of an Indian Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun has died, according to police, prompting a probe into his death. Father Kuriakose Kattuthara was around 62 years old, police said. He died just weeks after giving his testimony in the case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been accused […]

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