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  • Vatican suspends Kerala Bishop for adopting woman October 24, 2008

    Kochi: A bishop who raised a storm following his decision to adopt a 39-year-old woman as his daughter has been suspended. The order to suspend bishop John Thattunkal of Kochi was issued by Pope Benedict XVI and conveyed to Verapoly Arch Bishop Daniel Acharuparambil, who is the supreme head of the...
  • Kerala Bishop in trouble over adoption of young woman October 15, 2008

    Kochi: A Catholic Bishop in Kerala has landed in trouble after he decided to adopt a 26-year-old woman as his daughter, with some priests openly questioning the act saying adoption was against the Canon Laws. Archbishop of Verapoly, Daniel Acharuparambil, the supreme head of the Latin Catholics in the state,...