Kerala nuns pray, oppose media attacks on religious life in India

More than 1,500 nuns came together with an estimated 1,300 other Catholics to correct a negative portrayal of religious life they say has arisen in wake of rape charges against bishop.

Water projects, respect for women create sustainability in India's tribal villages

Nearly 10,000 people living in eight villages in northwestern India have found new meaning in their lives after the intervention of the Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit in 2012. Through water projects, micro-loans, farming diversity and other means, the nuns not only checked migration to cities but also fought several social evils that subjugated women, such as child marriage.

Q & A with Sr. Lucy Kalappura, expelled by Franciscan Clarists after public protests

Global Sisters Report spoke with Sr. Lucy Kalappura, who says she was dismissed by her congregation for using media outlets to seek justice for a nun who accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of rape. Kalappura describes the struggles with her superiors and church leaders that led to her dismissal.

Indian Catholics want Pope Francis to go beyond comments about abuse

After Francis' admission of the issue of clergy abuse of nuns, Catholics are urging him to act firmly against abusers, especially in India, where supporters of a nun who has accused a bishop of rape find themselves censured by church authorities.

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