Another nun levels sex abuse allegations against former bishop Franco Mulakkal


Kochi, Feb 21 (IANS): Another Kerala nun on Friday levelled grave allegations of sexual abuse against former Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, who is already out on bail in a case of sexually assaulting a nun between 2014 and 2016.

The second nun's statement was given before the police as she is the 14th witness in the case against Mulakkal where he is now out on bail.

In her statement before the police she has said the bishop used to make video calls her on mobile and talk about sex.

She also said that once she was called before him at a convent in Kerala and he grossly misbehaved with her. The police has not registered a case over this allegation, as there is no complaint from the nun.

Mulakkal who was arrested on September 21, 2018 on rape charges, got bail on October 16, 2018.

The Kerala Police has filed a 1,400-page chargesheet against him.

The chargesheet names 83 witnesses, including the Cardinal of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Mar George Alencherry, three bishops, 11 priests and several nuns.

After the case came to light, Mulakkal was removed as head of the Jalandhar diocese.

 

  

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  • James, Bendur

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Why bail for rapist. Handover him to the telangana cop.

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  • Zakir Hussain, Dubai/Moodbidri

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    If no complain made by nun, then how Kerala police has filed charge sheet followed by FIR?

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  • Zakir Hussain, Dubai/Moodbidri

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    As i understand, Majority of bishops doesn't get marry & at the same time nuns are not allowed to marry per church rule, they stay together in the same premises. so no one can control the human desire... This is the main issue.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    They never stay in the same premises.

    No man stays in the premises used by the nuns.

    This is the reason why the allegations of the nun did not make sense to the law enforcement folks.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    I am surprised

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  • Francis, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Nothing will happen to him.
    He is very powerful in the Church.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    All in the name

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Albert, Mangalore
    Is the Name Real ...

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  • Wilfred J. Lewis, Matpady-Brahmavar/ New York, USA

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Very funny!

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    i am a very senior citizen and I have no right to condemn any one this time.

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  • sk, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    So many times in 72 years....

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  • Krishna, Uduli

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Rape accused pruest should be punished if found guilty

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    The police has not registered a case over this allegation, as there is no complaint from the nun. No complain, only gossip?

    The Kerala Police has filed a 1,400-page chargesheet against him. Number of pages does not prove anyone guilty or not-guilty.

    The charge sheet names 83 witnesses, what did they witness to rape, phone calls?
    On the one hand, people use religious titles and the followers worship them as gods or god's representatives.
    No religion has God's representatives on earth. Let us not tolerate atrocities in the name of god and as the anointed ones. There are rotten apples everywhere.

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  • William D'Souza, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    We don't consider Bishops as relatives or close associates of God / Jesus. They are our spiritual leaders. We have enough education of stop all these. So your intent to run down the Bishop and the community is not right. The courts are there to judge the guilty.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    I feel terribly sad for the man.

    He has done no wrong. Police know that, the courts know that.

    At the heart of it all is the loss of the election by a single nun who was the Superior of the entire congregation since the beginning (for about six years).

    The new Superior obviously had her supporters.

    But the nun (former Superior) who lost the election and her supporters did not want to obey the new Superior. The bishop - as the Spiritual Director of the congregation - ordered the rebellious group to obey the new Superior.

    The defeated group started with the rape allegations against the bishop.

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Why church is spending so much energy / time / money to save one person. If he has not done anything wrong and he is clean & righteous person then why do we need to bother so much, he will come out clean, leave it go God's hand, where is our faith ?

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  • Inzil Pinto, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Why bishops are serving for this ??? Noncense stuppid.Taking good name of christian.

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    He is following the path those who cruisifed Jesus send him to their land .

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    I am a very senior citizen and I have no right to condemn any one. Let the allegations against Bishop Franco Mulakkal be brought to light and proved and then only one has a right to comment. AS THE SAYING GOES A PERSON IS INNOCENT UNTIL HE IS PROVED GUILTY.

    In any case it is a sad episode

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  • NN, NN

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Why Nuns have to complaint only against this Bishop? The sexual allegations itself are detrimental for the dignity of Church. Let law takes its own course but authorities must see that he doesn't flee the country.

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  • myna, mysuru

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    Take the allegations seriously, investigate and let law take its own course.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    However Franco says he's had affair with none and is in full control.
    There are Experts in ' Looks ' and ' Body Language ' here.
    What they say ?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    Bhandar sir, on behalf of experts, let me put something here......"Looks" are horny and body is bloaty and language is flirty... 😆😆😆😆😆😆I agree with Rita... What she said is right..

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    Hoho ... 😎
    You have left nothing to Imagination Cynthi...on behalf of the experts...
    They are always Right aa ?

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  • Lan,,,,,,,,,a,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Cynthi looks at Cheeks and eyes for naughtiness....like Tom Cats / Bokkul's Cheeks and Eyes....Be careful Bhandumaam...pay attention to your Cheeks and Eyes....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Lan... Sir, you mean to say I am expert? No our Rangeela Vishu, udupi.. "the best" expert i can say.. Bhandar sir is using glasses 😎...so cannot judge him by his eyes. But, yes.. his cheeks are normal... We can Inner beauty of his soul on his "cheeks" ... 100% perfect..

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Sat, Feb 22 2020

    Rangeela 💃 ?

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  • Ponkra, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    Its a revenge drama ! why people are not acting on the same time ! now how come the courage to complaint ! Both to be sacked from their respective positions and clear the case in the court ! Franco should surrender himself if he is felt guilty and save the FAITH

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    Now it s enough .Why nun is coming now with this complaint but not registered complaint?Put him out from catholic church or from his post .same with nun too.it is a malice to the church and christianity.Why they are still allow him to celebrate mass ? and other priestly works Throw him out.enough is enough.First of all varify the complain.

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  • Agnello, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 21 2020

    Its high time for the church to defrock him.

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