The statement consists of the same allegations that were raised by Franco Mulakkal against the complainant nun during evidence collection.
The nun, who admitted to be under vast pressure in her battle against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, said that she was pained by the derogatory comments raised against her by sitting legislator PC George and will not meet the media. Noting that she had filed the complaint against the bishop two months ago, the nun claimed even though the Special Investigation Team probing the charge was convinced of the proof, they were not able to arrest him because of his political and economic power. The protest has been called by the Joint Christian Council.
Kochi: The nun who had filed a sexual assault complaint against the Jalandhar bishop has changed her decision to meet the media Sunday. They took her statement too and there were contradictions.
The nun, in her late 40s, has alleged that she was sexually abused by Franco Mullackal 13 times between 2014 and 2016. "But in the light of my experience I am beginning to think that the Church is a stepmother to women and laity".
"I beg the Church authorities to kindly make a speedy enquiry about this case and remove Bishop Franco from his responsibilities as the spiritual leader of the diocese", the nun said.
The nun's family, along with five of her mates from the convent at Kottayam, where she was repeatedly raped and abused, are meanwhile on a hunger strike demanding the bishop's arrest. "It is the 76th day since the petition was filed and still police have not taken a major step in the investigation", he said.
Indian Catholic sisters have broken ranks with the church by openly protesting in the streets of the Kerala state capital against a bishop accused of raping a nun.
Copies of the letter were sent to 21 others, including the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI) President Cardinal Oswald Gracias and Delhi Metropolitan Archbishop, Anil Couto.
"Police questioned me for 9 hours".
Terming the allegations against him as "serious", the bishop said only three persons knew the truth. "We suspect nuns have been forced into the protest by external influence". "This is a time of crisis.I am going through painful agony.I tell everyone to pray to God.let the truth prevail", he said.