Indian police arrest bishop accused of raping nun in Kerala

Reuters . Kochi, India | Published: 23:17, Sep 21,2018

 
 

Police in the south Indian state of Kerala on Friday arrested a Roman Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun, a day after the Vatican accepted the bishop's request to be temporarily relieved of his duties.
The nun has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who heads the diocese of Jalandhar, of raping her repeatedly over a period of two years.
‘He is charged with rape,’ said Kochi’s inspector general of police, Vijay Sakhare.
The bishop has given interviews denying wrongdoing. He wrote to the Vatican on Sunday asking to step down temporarily as protests and calls for his arrest grew. The Vatican accepted his request on Thursday.

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