Rape and sexual abuse of nuns (and lay women and boys) by Indian priests Complaint against Fr. Jacob Vellian

 

SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

Rape and sexual abuse of nuns (and lay women and boys) by Indian priests

Complaint against Fr. Jacob Vellian

 

This file is the 18th in the series

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 01
MARCH 2015/
24, 26 OCTOBER 2016/24 JANUARY/28 FEBRUARY/4 MARCH 2017 (General)

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_01.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 02
17/22 JUNE
2017 (General continued)

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_02.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 03
18 JUNE 2017
(FR. ROBIN VADAKKUNCHERIL)

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_03.doc

 

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 04
22/28 JUNE/2 JULY
2017 (CORRESPONDENCE RELATED TO RAPE COMMITTED BY FR. JOBY KACHAPPILLY VC)

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_04.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 05 (PROFILE OF FR. JOBY KACHAPPILLY, THE ABSCONDING RAPIST PRIEST HIDING IN ROME)

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_05.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 06
(FINAL NOTIFICATION TO THE INDIAN CHURCH) 10 JULY
2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_06.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 07 (INTIMIDATION AND BLACKMAIL OF RAPE SURVIVOR BY FR JOHN PUTHANPURACKAL VC) 10 JULY 2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_07.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 08
(RELUCTANCE TO COOPERATE IN EXPOSING RAPE BY PRIESTS AND ACTIVE HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE SEMINARIES) 10 JULY
2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_08.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 09 (PROPOSED RETREAT BY RAPIST-PRIEST FR. JOBY KACHAPPILLY VC AT ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, SHARJAH, SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2017) 2 AUGUST 2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_09.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 10 (RETREAT BY FR. JOBY KACHAPPILLY VC AT ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, SHARJAH, CANCELLED) 3 AUGUST 2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_10.doc

 

 

 

 

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 11 (FR. JOBY KACHAPPILLY VC IN HIDING IN ROME CONTINUES TO CONDUCT RETREATS OVERSEAS WITH SUPPORT FROM HIS CONGREGATION) 8 AUGUST 2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_11.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 12 (COMPLAINT AGAINST RAPIST FR. JOBY KACHAPPILLY VC LODGED WITH NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR WOMEN) 20 AUGUST 2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_12.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 13 (BANGALORE MEETING WITH VINCENTIAN PRIESTS AND CHURCH REPRESENTATIVE IN FR. JOBY KACHAPPILLY VC CASE) 20 AUGUST 2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_13.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 14 (FR. JOBY KACHAPPILLY VC IN HIDING IN ROME CONTINUES TO CONDUCT RETREATS OVERSEAS WITH SUPPORT FROM HIS CONGREGATION – 02) 27 AUGUST 2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_14.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 15 (SOME EVIDENCE AGAINST THE CRIMINAL PRIEST FR. JOBY KACHAPPILLY VC AND HIS ASSOCIATES) 28 AUGUST 2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_15.doc

RAPIST PRIEST FR JOBY KACHAPPILLY-THE CATHOLIC CHURCHS GURMEET RAM RAHIM SINGH
28 AUGUST
2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPIST_PRIEST_FR_JOBY_KACHAPPILLY-THE_CATHOLIC_CHURCHS_GURMEET_RAM_RAHIM_SINGH.doc

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 17 (VINCENTIAN PRIEST FR. SAM KOONAMPLACKIL OF LOGOS RETREAT CENTRE MOLESTS WOMEN) 30 AUGUST 2017

http://ephesians-511.net/docs/RAPE_AND_SEXUAL_ABUSE_BY_INDIAN_PRIESTS-CHURCH_FAILS_TO_PUNISH_GUILTY_17.doc

 

Extract from page 21 of report serial no. 1 above

Fr. Jacob Vellian, Diocesan, Kalamazoo, MI. Accused.

 


 

Priest of the Archeparchy of Kottayam, India, of the Syro-Malabar Church. Per USCCB Advisory, Vellian was working in Kalamazoo on temporary basis in 1973-1974. Diocese said in Fall 2010 it had recently received an allegation of sexual abuse of a female minor by Vellian. Review Board concluded the charges had merit. Vellian had been in active ministry in various dioceses in the US in the recent past. In 9/11 he was said to be living in Kerala India’s Kottayam district, in a Kaduthuruthi seminary.

 

This is the complaint from the survivor received at the ephesians511 blog and forwarded to me by its owner:

Ann Phillips Browning
disney1957@charter.net
141.218.77.94

2017/08/28 at 10:25 pm

I am the girl that Msgr./Fr. Jacob Vellian sexually assaulted when he was here in the United States in 1974-75. I am still suffering the consequences of his sexual abuse. He began by slipping his hands under my shirt or dress and rubbing my breasts. When I asked him to stop he said he was praying for me and placing his hands over my holy spirit which was located under my breasts! Later he moved to the lower part of my body, and used his fingers to explore my womb. I protested and he said it was ok, he was a priest, he had been in a medical mission field in India and had seen naked women all the time. He said he was looking to see if American women were the same as women from India. He also said he was praying for me and “imparting the Holy Spirit into me”. PLEASE, won’t SOMEONE over there do something?

 

 

 

Fr. Vellian was reported to the Vatican to the office of the CDF. Archbishop Moolakatt lied to the Vatican and told them Fr. Vellian was retired, and very, very sick and was in a nursing facility for retired priests. He said he would never be able to be active in ministry so he posed no threat. This was about 5 years ago. This was NOT true!! I have found him on the internet about 4 times since then – walking around, singing, being interviewed, walking through a church and a garden, kneeling at church holding a rosary, even presiding at a large Mass for some celebration in Kerala. Won’t SOMEONE over there in the Syro-Malabar Church tell the CDF at the Vatican that Archbishop Moolakatt is a lier, and that Msgr. Vellian has been up and about doing ministry pubically for awhile!! Will someone PLEASE give the address of where Msgr. Vellian is now living and his email or phone number? It is causing me much anxiety and distress to know that he has never been held accountable for what he did to me! I’m begging SOMONE OUT THERE, to do SOMETHING!

 

This is the response from the owner of the ephesians511 blog to the survivor:

Dear Ann,

I have communicated your post to Michael Prabhu, the author of the report RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE BY INDIAN PRIESTS-CHURCH FAILS TO PUNISH GUILTY 01 which has been referred to by you in your complaint on my blog.

I commiserate with you and pray that the good Lord will heal all your wounds, including your memory and your emotions. Michael has assured me that he is writing immediately to Most Rev. Mathew Moolakkatt, the Archbishop of Kottayam, Kerala, in this connection.

Here is the Archbishop’s personal email id: marmmosb@yahoo.com.

His telephone numbers are: 0481-256 3527, -256 3812, -256 4256

His mobile number is: 94474 73888.

Fr. Jacob Vellian’s probable email address is: cbhktym@hotmail.com.

That is all that we could find out for you.

God bless you,

Owner http://ephesians511blog.com

 

Here is my letter to the Archbishop of Kottayam:

To:
Two email addresses of the Archbishop
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 04:59:58 +0530

Subject: COMPLAINT AGAINST FR. JACOB VELLIAN BY AMERICAN VICTIM OF SEXUAL MOLESTATION

Dear Archbishop Mathew Moolakkatt OSB,

We have received a complaint (reproduced below) from the survivor that nothing has been done by you, or the Church in India or in Rome, to bring the perpetrator to justice until now.

(Complaint as on page 2-3 reproduced here)

Meanwhile, the criminal priest enjoys full freedom and patronage of the Church.

The victim-survivor knows your name and she has evidently been in fruitless contact with you.

Will you not ensure that justice is done even if four decades have passed since the incidents? If you do not, you share in the guilt of Fr. Jacob Vellian’s crime… and its long due punishment.

Yours obediently,

Michael Prabhu, Catholic apologist

 

The Archbishop of Kottayam is one of the Metropolitans of the Syro-Malabar Church to which both Fr. Joby Kachappilly VC (reports nos. 4-16) and Fr. Sam Koonamplackil VC (report no. 17) belong.

Fr. Jacob Vellian, born in 1934 and ordained April 23, 1961, is a pedophile.

His email id and that of the Archbishop’s are identical! (http://www.syromalabarchurch.in/priest.php?id=3459)

Apparently the Church has an over four decade long history in brazenly protecting its criminal priests.

And, as in the present case of Fr. Joby Kachappilly, the buck is being passed…

 

Priest accused of child abuse found in Kerala

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/Priest-accused-of-child-abuse-found-in-Kerala/articleshow/9816874.cms

Thiruvananthapuram, September 1, 2011

A Catholic priest accused of child abuse while in the US is allegedly living a quiet life in Kerala’s Kottayam district. Jacob Vellian has been accused by a woman of sexual abuse 26 years ago when she was a minor. He was then on a temporary assignment in the diocese of Kalamazoo in Youngstown city in Ohio. Vellian is currently staying in a seminary in Kaduthuruthi, sources said. The victim filed a complaint recently after undergoing a “trauma recovery programme”.

The church in Kerala and the police claimed they had no knowledge of the case or subsequent developments. “As of now we don’t have any information. Paedophilia is a serious offence and authorities there would surely have notified us if they had any suspicion,” said ADGP (Intelligence) A. Hemachandran.

The spokesperson of the Syro Malabar Church Paul Thelakkat said he was “shocked and surprised” by the news that “has come as a bolt from the blue”. He added: “We don’t know the veracity and foundation of the news. We will abide by the decision of the US church which is responsible for investigating and acting on this allegation.”

Readers have left 33 comments

 

 

 

The Times story was reproduced in The Laitytude blog, Mumbai, September 1, 2011. The survivor Ann Phillips Browning makes an appeal:

https://mumbailaity.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/priest-accused-of-child-abuse-found-in-kerala/:

Ann Phillips Browning says:

March 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I am the victim of Fr. Jacob Vellian’s sexual abuse. I get anyone else that has been sexually abuse by him to contact my bishop – Bishop Paul Bradley of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a very trustworthy and honest man that will help you and will help us get Fr. Jacob Vellian punished appropriately. Also, I need your help. Bishop Moolakkatt originally told the Vatican that Fr. Jacob Vellian was sickly, in poor health, and residing at a residence for retired priest and not performing public ministry. However I recently found a picture of him con-celebrating a Mass in front of thousands of people. In order to prove that Fr. Vellian is disobeying his penance given to him by the Vatican, and that Bishop Moolakkatt has been lying to cover up for Fr. Vellian I need proof – either someone willing to testify, or photos of Fr. Vellian ministering in public. PLEASE help me protect other women and children in India from Fr. Vellian’s sexual abuse – and if you WERE abused by him already PLEASE notify me or my Bishop! Because I live in the U.S. I am more free to speak up and have the support of my Bishop. But I hope to protect those in India who may have been harmed by him already! Thank you! God Bless You!

 

Ann Browning says:

July 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Msgr. Jacob Vellian is a child sexual abuser, and Archbishop Moolakkatt continues to cover up for him! PLEASE speak up if you have been hurt or used by either of these sick men!

Reply

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3vnF0Feps8 April 5, 2014 53:22

The Christian Musicological Society of India

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSOmwVIxhoA September 5, 2015, 6:19

 


 

 

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