She confessed to a second priest, who allegedly blackmailed her into having sex with him. A further two priests also threatened her and forced her into sex, the woman, who has not been named, told investigators. "What is happening in Kerala, priests are becoming accused in rape cases," India's Supreme Court remarked recently as it asked the state police to file a status report on the investigation done against the four clergymen. … [Read more...] about Church sex scandals shake India’s Kerala state
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Featuring a quaint café perched at the top of a waterfall and paths taking you past tropical bird menageries and flamingo pools, it certainly seems like an ideal setting for paradise. … [Read more...] about Where is Death In Paradise filmed?
Or, yes, let's go crazy. I remember the man who operated the many delicately timed subtitles when it played in Barcelona collapsing with exhaustion at the end of a performance, flat out on the floor, panting "I got it right! I had to! I love it so much." I remember a performance at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris when, as the show ended, a man in the audience stood up and started shouting. Oh my God, I thought, is he booing? What's going on? It wasn't until the applause at last died down that we could hear the words he was howling across the emptying auditorium: "Merci! Merci! Merci! Merci!" … [Read more...] about Patrice Chéreau: directing in the shadow of death
Warner Bros has cannily entered two horses in the Christmas box-office stakes this year, both set in New York but each aimed at a different audience demographic: the inoffensively tasteful New Year's Eve, and this outrageously tasteless third film in the series featuring the accident-prone, spliff-smoking Asian-American friends. In their first scatological movie the pair got into trouble searching for grass and a perfect hamburger in New Jersey, and back in 2005 I wrote of finding it "curiously endearing thanks to the performances of John Cho as the shy Korean-American investment banker Harold Lee and Kal Penn as the laidback Indian-American medical student Kumar Patel". In the second one, which I didn't see but which is said to be infinitely more raunchy than its predecessor, they're mistaken by homeland security for terrorists. This new one turns upon the couple's Christmas Eve hunt for a tree to placate Harold's fearsome Hispanic in-laws, and by comparison it makes Billy Bob … [Read more...] about A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – review
The 44-year-old woman, a member of the order of Missionaries of Jesus, filed a police complaint against Mulakkal in June. In it, she says Mulakkal first raped her in May 2014 and then proceeded to sexually assault her several times during the next two years. The nun also said that Catholic Church officials had ignored her complaints, prompting her to go to the police. … [Read more...] about Indian bishop arrested after nun accuses him of rape