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How we treat our rape survivors -

Back in 2018, Kerala nun accused Bishop Franco Munakkal for raping her.

She said she knew of many other nuns who have faced the same at the hands of the bishop.

What happened next is very scary -

While few nuns came out in ...(1/6)

....her support, Kerala MLA PC George started victim shaming and called the survivor a prostitute

Protestors got demoralized and went silent. However, the protest gained momentum again, and after TWO MONTHS, finally police arrested the Bishop.


.... Only to be granted bail in October, just three weeks after his arrest.

He the visited home in Jalandhar and received a hero's welcome. Church garlanded him and made his homecoming a grand function. While they celebrated a rape accused, we were silently observing ...

... death of humanity. Nuns also wrote to Vatican, but their appeal fell on deaf ears.

Death of humanity wasn't the only death we saw in this case. In October itself, Father Kuriakose Kattuthara, who had filed a complaint against Mulakkal and ....

....had supported the survivor nun, was found dead in Jalandhar. His family alleged that it was a planned murder. But no one was there to listen.

Just one month later, in Nov 2018, the accused Bishop was featured in Church's calendar for 2019.


In Feb 2019, Even Pope in Vatican acknowledged that nusns are raped in churches, but nothing happened in this specific case.

Accused Bishop is still out on bail, and as of today, his bail is extended till Jan 2020.

So, this is how we treat our rape survivors!
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