Indian Police on Tuesday charged a Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, with repeatedly raping a nun in a convent, officials said.
Pope Francis has already suspended Mulakkal from office at the bishop’s own request.
A nun, in her forties, accused him of sexually assaulting her over a period of two years since May 2014.
Nuns and activists held widespread protests after which police arrested him in September 2018.
He was granted bail 30 days later.