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Indian court acquits Catholic bishop on charge of raping a nun, prosecutor says - Erie News Now

Indian court acquits Catholic bishop on charge of raping a nun, prosecutor says - Erie News Now
By Swati Gupta, Manveena Suri and Rhea Mogul, CNN

By Swati Gupta, Manveena Suri and Rhea Mogul, CNN An Indian court on Friday acquitted a Catholic bishop of rape charges, a prosecution lawyer said -- in a case that attracted international attention and shocked the country's Christian community.Prosecution lawyer Sandhya Raju told CNN the court in the southern state of Kerala found Franco Mulakkal not guilty after he was accused of raping a nun multiple times between 2014 and 2016.But Kerala has a sizable Christian community -- around 18% of the state's population.A group of nuns who spoke against Mulakkal claimed the church attempted to transfer them to other parts of the country, in a bid to silence them.

A 44-year-old nun, who has not been named, filed a police report in June 2018.The-CNN-Wire ™ & © 2022 Cable News Network, Inc.

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