Jose Kavi is the editor-in-chief of Matters India, a news portal started in March 2013 to focus on religious and social issues in India. He had headed the India operations of Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) for 25 years until his retirement in 2012. He began his journalism career in 1982 after leaving the Society of Jesus as a scholastic (seminarian). He had worked with South Asian Religious News and United News of India, a national secular news agency, before joining UCAN. He is married and lives in New Delhi with his wife, son and daughter.
A national forum of Catholic women in India demanded "absolute transparency and accountability" in the way the church handles sex abuse cases, via a letter sent to the church hierarchy in the Vatican and India.
After Bishop Franco Mulakkal's acquittal, Sr. Mary Nirmalini tells Cardinal Oswald Gracias that church authorities should, "at least now, try and reach out to the survivor and her companions and offer support to them."
The case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, which began in 2018 after a nun accused him of raping her multiple times, went to trial in August 2020. Here is a timeline of significant events.
The case against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, which began in 2018 after a nun accused him of raping her multiple times, went to trial in August 2020. Here are some of the key figures in the case.