- Dec 10, 2019
A Catholic bishop in southern India has dismissed allegations of being a womanizer and fathering two children; he says the claims are a retaliatory response from priests opposed to his administrative reforms.
From organ trafficking to sex slavery, the types of human trafficking plaguing the world were highlighted during the Mother Teresa Memorial Awards on Nov. 3.
About one fifth of the entire population are members of “scheduled castes” – known as Dalits, and formally known as the “untouchables” – and one priest says that despite laws meant to help them, they still face a “permanent stigma.”
A religious dismissed from her congregation after she took part in protests against a bishop accused of raping a different nun has appealed the decision to the Vatican’s highest court of appeal.
A Catholic nun who accused a bishop of raping her more than a year ago has approached India’s federal rights commission, accusing the prelate of being behind a defamation campaign against her.
An Indian bishop accused of raping on a nun multiple times will see his day in court on Nov. 11. Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar will be tried in the state of Kerala, the center of Christianity in India.