- Jul 8, 2020
In 2015, India registered a daily average of 890 crimes against women, which include sexual harassment, rape and murder. One of those cases was a nun raped by a Bangladeshi man. Now a Church official in Bangladesh says the crime “is disgraceful” for his country, and it should apologize.
A vicar in a Catholic diocese in southern India was arrested on charges of raping a teenage girl. Reverend Robin Vadakkancheril has been removed from his position after a 17-year-old girl from his parish gave birth to a baby. The diocese is looking to enact measures to curb sexual abuse by priests.
After two men were acquitted this week for the rape of a 48-year-old Catholic nun in June 2015, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, president of the country’s Latin rite Catholic bishops called the verdict a “grave injustice” and vowed that the Church will challenge it.
A 26-year-old Catholic high school teacher was reportedly raped by her Muslim principal and another man, as Christians take to the streets to demand justice.
The incident has triggered protests in India, including a rally on Friday in front of Kerala House, a government building in Delhi.
WASHINGTON — A starkly worded ad began appearing this week at bus stops near the White House. Next to a silhouette of President Barack Obama’s back reads the words: “Don’t walk away from women and girls raped in conflict. Act now.” A coalition of religious and human rights leaders on