Un grupo de mujeres católicas de la India ha expresado su malestar por la visita del obispo Franco Mulakkal al papa Francisco en el Vaticano. A través de una carta informaron al santo padre de que el caso de violación en el que está implicado el obispo aún no ha terminado, pues solo fue absuelto por el tribunal de primera instancia, el primer peldaño del sistema de apelación de varios niveles de este país asiático.
Sister Mary Joseph, the newly elected superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, says her global congregation will continue its original mission of serving the poorest of the poor despite numerous hurdles. She is the first Indian to hold the office of superior general.
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."
A letter signed by 89 Catholic women, including women religious, asks the Conference for the Religious in India to look into a suicides by Catholic sisters, the most recent on Nov. 30 by 30-year-old nun in the chapel of her convent in the northern Indian state of Punjab.
"This is for your own safety," the judge told Lucy Kalappura. "You have made serious allegations against the vicar. You have admitted yourself that you are subjected to ill-treatment ... It is better to move out."
Since March 25, the 21-day lockdown, a response to the coronavirus pandemic, has severely restricted the movements and activities of nuns of various congregations, and their more than 1.37 billion countrymen.