Unlike the rest of India, where Christianity remains a minority religion practiced by just 2.3% of the total population, Kerala is home to a sizable Christian community that dates back hundreds of years.
In a statement, the Missionaries of Jesus congregation questioned the character of the nun and alleged she had illicit relationship with one of her relatives.
In early August, one PIL was filed seeking arrest of the Bishop. Independent MLA PC George called the nun a prostitute, asking why she did not file a complaint after the first instance of sexual assault.
Weeks after accusing a Roman Catholic Bishop of raping her, a nun has sought urgent intervention of the Vatican for justice and demanded his removal as the head of the Jalandhar diocese, questioning why the Church was "closing its eyes to the truth" when she mustered courage to make public her sufferings. "So, they are denying the arrest", a nun said. The Church said it has submitted video recording of this to police.
Florence Now A Major Category 4 Hurricane
According to its current track, Florence is expected to make landfall along the Southeast or Mid-Atlantic coast Thursday. Watches are usually put in place 48 hours before landfall and warnings come after that.
Apple's iPhone event Wednesday: What to expect
In addition to Ming-Chi Kuo , Bloomberg's Mark Gurman is also ready with his summary for Apple's upcoming 2018 iPhone event. While the iPhone-maker may like its Lightning ports, it would be nice if we could get a USB Type C port in iPhones now.
Student booted out of Trump rally over 'raised eyebrows' goes viral
It's not easy to upstage President Donald Trump but a Montana high school student did. He says he was told to smile and clap but "had to be honest with my views".
The allegation is that the complainant was subjected to rape on multiple occasions between 6-5-2014 to 23-09-2016 by Franco Mulakkal abusing his dominant position.
"Considering the gravity of the matter, you are hereby required to provide explanation for making such irresponsible comments for which you are required to appear before the commission on Septemer 20", she said in a letter to George. I have seen her being denounced by the church. "It is the 76th day since the petition was filed and still police have not taken a major step in the investigation", he said.
Copies of the letter were sent to 21 others, including the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) President Cardinal Oswald Gracias and Delhi Metropolitan Archbishop, Anil Couto.
Terming the allegations against him as "serious", the bishop said only three persons knew the truth.
Anapura noted that Mulakkal has been targeting her group since they declared support for his accuser, saying the bishop is "trying to coerce a statement against the survivor from us". "This is a time of crisis.I am going through painful agony.I tell everyone to pray to God.let the truth prevail", he said.