Nun who protested against rape accused Bishop is expelled for her ‘lifestyle’

Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

The Hush Post | 8:34 pm | One-minute read |

The Nun who had protested against rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been expelled from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) for her ‘lifestyle’.

The FCC has given Sister Lucy Kalappura 10 days to hand over her religious habit and leave the community. She has also been given a chance to challenge the dismissal.

The FCC General Council, which was held on May 11, 2019, unanimously voted to dismiss her from the FCC for not showing “the needed remorse” for the earlier warning she was given. The council held her guilty of failing to give “satisfactory explanation for your lifestyle in violation of the proper law of the FCC”.

The FCC letter claims it has approval from the Vatican for Sister Lucy’s dismissal.

Sister Lucy says she will fight the order legally. The FCC had served Sister Lucy three notices before her “lifestyle” was questioned. She was accused of “violating vows” ever since she has spoken out against Mulakkal.

Bishop Franco Mullakal is accused of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016. Eversince the Nun and others who protested to seek justice for her has faced backlash from the church.

Mullakal was arrested in September 2018 and is out on bail.


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