Sister Lucy, Who Spearheaded The Protest Against Rape Accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, Says Church Denying Food To Her

Sister Lucy Kalapura.

Sister Lucy Kalappura, the nun from the Syro Malabar Church who spearheaded the protests against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal , has alleged that she is being deprived of food by the Church as part of a plan to expel her from her convent.

In a letter addressed to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Chairman of the State Human Rights Commission, Sister Lucy said that she has been deprived of all her rights and requested that restore her privileges in the convent.

In August lasy year, Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) expelled Sister Lucy on the charges of indiscipline and failing to give a satisfactory explanation’ for her lifestyle ‘in violation of rules.’. It later forced her to withdraw two cases she had filed against the convent and tender an unconditional apology if she wanted to continue staying in the convent.

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The Church has been accused of indlulging in smear campaign against Sister Lucy. Laste last year, the Kerala police filed a case against priest of the Manathaway diocese, Father Noble Thomas, and five nuns for allegedly circulating a video portraying Sister Lucy in bad light.

Mulakkal, who spent three weeks in the sub-jail at Pala before he got bail, stands accused of raping a nun belonging to the order of Missionaries of Jesus several times between 2014 and 2016. Mulakkal was stripped of his pastoral duties at the Jalandhar Diocese in Punjab but has received unstinted support from Church leadership.

The Church has been accused of indlulging in smear campaign against Sister Lucy. Laste last year, the Kerala police filed a case against priest of the Manathaway diocese, Father Noble Thomas, and five nuns for allegedly circulating a video portraying Sister Lucy in bad light.

In a letter addressed to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Chairman of the State Human Rights Commission, Sister Lucy said that she has been deprived of all her rights and requested that restore her privileges in the convent.

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