Ironically, George Pell was one of the inner circle of nine cardinals chose by Pope Francis to deal with issues such as sexual abuse of children by the clergy, fixing account books and financial reforms. The Pope had declined to remove Cardinal Pell after pressure mounted over the way in which the Church was handling such issues.
The book by Frédéric Martel, In the Closet of the Vatican, that is a detailed account of homosexuality within the Church is a “startling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican” according to its publisher, Bloomsbury.
Bishop Agnelo has written a letter to the nuns stating that he was giving a directive to Regina Kadamthottu, Superior General of the Missionaries of Jesus congregation, not to issue any letters to the five nuns without his explicit permission.
The mother of the victim hails from Mysuru had approached the Karnataka High Court alleging that three pastors had sexually abused her daughter. The court had ordered the Karnataka police to take up the case.
The letter from the superior-general reportedly accused Sister Rose of not cooperating with her local convent head and her “revolutionary approach”. It further says the nun’s refusal to “fall in line” raises severe questions about her commitment to the vow of obedience.
Nearly 200 tribal Christian families that had earlier converted to Christianity returned to Hinduism in a Hindu Dharma Jagran Sammelan organised at the Biliya-Aslona village of Valsad district, Gujarat
The three nuns who have been transferred are reportedly very critical of the victim and supporting nuns and were also part of a team which visited Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Delhi pleading innocence of Franco.