Category: Church Scandals

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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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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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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Catholic Church’s problems with abuse are playing out in India amid summit

New Delhi, India (CNN)As more than 200 leaders from the Roman Catholic Church meet in Rome for an unprecedented summit to address clergy sexual abuse, a crisis is being renewed in India. In the southern Indian state of Kerala, accusations of sexual abuse involving the Catholic Church have demonstrated the challenges of holding some members of the […]

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The Spanish Catholic Church opens an investigation into thousands of child sexual abuse that occurred in the last 80 years

By MRT on December 20, 2021 Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni reported this Sunday that a report on sexual abuse of minors within the Spanish Church has been sent to “the competent authorities” to proceed according to “current canonical regulations”, while Spanish ecclesiastical authorities will open an unprecedented investigation into more than 1,000 cases of pedophile […]

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Why is Spain’s Catholic Church refusing an independent investigation into sex abuse claims?

Comments By Heather Galloway  •  Updated: 22/11/2021 Activists are calling for an independent probe into alleged sexual abuse in Spain’s Catholic Church. They insist the number of cases is on a par with neighbour France, where a recent investigation found 218,000 victims since 1950. But as the Episcopal Conference’s gathering of bishops closed in Madrid on Friday (November 19), […]

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Inside the Vatican scandal over a London property investment

The case of Gianluigi Torzi is likely to shed a light on one of the Catholic church’s most controversial financial deals in decades© FT montage Miles Johnson in Rome June 10 2020 We’ll send you a myFT Daily Digest email rounding up the latest The Big Read news every morning. As the rest of Italy […]

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