Rape of nun by bishop shocks Catholic stronghold in India

Indian convent nuns challenged the Church in support of a colleague accusing a bishop of rape

The Church only acknowledged the accusations when other nuns in the congregation protested

When Bishop Franco Mulakkal agreed to personally celebrate the first communion of Darly's son - a rare honor for this Indian Catholic devotee - the family felt enormous pride.

During the ceremony, Darly looked at her sister - a nun who worked with the bishop - and saw tears rolling down her eyes. She thought these were tears of joy. Only later would she know of her sister's allegations, according to which the bishop had called her into his room the night before and raped her.

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