- May 27, 2020
The superior general of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation issued last week a letter of warning to Sister Lucy Kalapura, who has been accused of several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of another nun’s accusation that a bishop serially raped her.
Bishops in India are holding their plenary assembly in Chennai Jan. 7-14, focusing on “the ministry of love and compassion” in the country of 1.3 billion people.
A nun in India accusing a bishop of raping her says she wants “the Church to recognise that I was wronged.”
A bishop accused of being secretly married and having a child has resigned in India, months after he was taken to court for allegedly misappropriating diocesan funds to support his family.
Over 500 people held a demonstration demanding the cancellation of bail for Indian Bishop Frank Mulakkal, who has been accused of raping a nun on multiple occasions.
Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, says the bishops of the country are “deeply pained” over the case of a bishop accused of rape, and “the constant attacks by the media on the Church implying that it was trying to cover up this case.”