THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Police yesterday charged an Indian bishop with repeatedly raping a nun at a rural convent in Kerala, in a case that has cast a new shadow on the Roman Catholic church’s global sex abuse crisis. Franco Mulakkal was charged with raping the nun several times between 2014 and 2016. The bishop also faces charges of unlawful detention, unnatural sex and abuse of authority. Mulakkal – who faces a maximum punishment of life imprisonment – has vociferously denied the allegations. – AFP