Indian bishop accused of raping nun steps aside as arrest calls grow

FILE PHOTO: Nuns hold placards during a protest demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop in Kochi, in the southern state of Kerala, India, September 13, 2018. The placards read in Malayalam "Why is the government silent?', 'Police, do justice', and "Our lives are threatened'. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo

KOCHI, India (Reuters) – An Indian Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun has written to the Vatican asking to step down as protests grow in India’s Kerala state for him to be arrested. “Bishop Franco Mulakkal wrote a letter to Holy Father Pope Francis expressing his desire to step aside temporarily and requested to […]

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