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Kerala Nun Rape: Church Issues Another Warning to Protesting Nun Lucy Kalapura, Tells Her to Change Attitude or She Would be Dismissed
Sister Lucy Kalapura has been at the forefront of the agitation.
New Delhi: Sister Lucy Kalapura, a nun who had participated in the protest against rape accused former bishop in the infamous Kerala church sex scandal, has been issued another canonical warning letter.
The Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) Superior General has issued the second canonical warning letter which invites her to “change your mind and attitude sincerely…If you don’t respond positively, I will be constrained to proceed with your dismissal from Congregation”.
Last month, Sister Lucy, after being issued the warning note, was banned from prayer, teaching the Bible, attending workshop service and other activities of the parish. The letter reportedly accused her of leading a life “against the principles of religious life” and “against the rule and constitution of the Franciscan Clarist congregation”.
A leading daily quoted from the warning letter, “Your deeds on 20th September 2018 and on the following days were of most grave external scandal and harm to the Church and the FCC. You went to the Ernakulam High Court junction and participated in the protest held by the SOS Action Council on 20-9-2018 without the permission of your superior…You tried to defame FCC also. Your performance through social media as a religious sister was culpable arising grave scandal.”
Earlier, the Church had informed the four nuns who were given transfer orders for reportedly campaigning against rape accused and former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, that they needn’t move out of the convent where they were staying with the survivor nun.
In a letter to the nuns, Apostolic administrator in charge of the congregation Bishop Agnelo wrote, “There will be no move from Diocese of Jalandhar to oust you from Kuravilangad Church as long as you are needed for the court case.”