Silence is the armor that sisters use to protect themselves and the lives they have created, even if it also means struggling with their memories, and protecting the men who abused them. So she pushed herself away from him until she could slip out the door. Those who leave often find themselves adrift in India, searching for new identities and spurned by families and friends. On a global scale, Pope Francis has garnered praise from some, including Cruz, for pushing for more accountability among church ranks. Those who leave, often find themselves adrift, searching for new identities and spurned by families and friends. Let the truth prevail. The accounts from Kerala illustrate the punishing culture of silence that has enabled sexual abuse to continue unchecked within the institution in India. After a year in Oregon, Robinson then returned to Montana in , located at the St. Proceedings nearing as deadline looms for filings The lawsuits have hit several tiers of the Catholic Church. But the two were never close, the accuser's friends say, and had no consensual sexual relationship. Almost none, though, talk about it readily, and most speak only on the condition they not be identified. The church, built by stone masons near the eastern edge of town about 80 years ago, is the tallest building in sight. While the sister leveling the accusations against Mulakkal does not speak publicly, a half-dozen nuns cluster around her, offering support and speaking on her behalf.