Catholic bishop acquitted of raping nun in India

Indian Catholic nuns and Muslim supporters protest as they demand the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of raping a nun, outside the High Court in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala on September 13, 2018. A court today has acquitted the priests of the charges. – AFP pic, January 14, 2022.

A ROMAN Catholic bishop in India was acquitted today of raping a nun multiple times over two years.

While the Catholic church has been embroiled in a series of sexual abuse scandals around the world, Franco Mulakkal was its first Indian priest to go on trial.

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