Two sex scandals in a matter of just a few days, first in the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the second one in the Syro-Malabar Church, two powerful Catholic sects in Kerala have opened a can of worms with, many from the community demanding answers from their leaders.
In the first case, five priests of the Orthodox Church were accused of blackmailing sexually abusing a married woman for years. Based on her complaint all the five priests were suspended and the police have booked four of them under various sections. But no arrests have been made in the case so far.
In the second case, the person accused was a bishop and the accuser was a nun. The complainant had alleged that Franco Mulakkal, the Bishop of Jalandhar of sexually abusing her multiple times stating in 2016.