- Apr 2, 2020
The brother of the nun who accused Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal of rape said he was “shocked” the prelate was released on bail in India.
An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was denied bail on Wednesday by the Kerala High Court.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s lawyers presented his case for bail at the High Court in the Indian state of Kerala on Thursday. Mulakkal has been accused of raping a nun several times between 2014-2016.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal has asked Pope Francis to allow him to step down temporarily while he fights allegations of rape in India.
India’s top Catholic prelate says he is raising the issue of a bishop accused of raping a nun with officials at the Vatican.
More nuns have accused an Indian bishop being investigated for rape of harassing them.