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In India, Charges against a Catholic Bishop a Victory for Abused Nuns

In India, Charges against a Catholic Bishop a Victory for Abused Nuns

In the dirt courtyard of St. Teresa’s Women’s College, in this port city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, a group of nuns cast curious glances toward a knot of chatty first-year students huddled together. The young women are mindful not to speak too loud, lest the sisters overhear the topic of their conversation — the alleged rape of a nun by the bishop who oversees a local religious order.