India -- Sex abuse: former nun plans hunger strike
Posted on March 4, 2015, 8:50 AM, New Indian Express, UCAN India
Former nun Anita of St. Agata Convent is all set to launch an indefinite hunger strike in front of her convent at Thottakkattukara, Ernakulam.
Kochi: A Catholic nun who was expelled from her congregation after she reportedly resisted sexual abuse by a priest and registered complaint against him is planning to intensify her agitation.
The woman, who was known as Sr. Anita in the convent of Sisters of St Agata in Ernakulum district, is now . . .
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