Kochi: Sister Lucy Kalappura who was one among the five nuns from a convent in Kottayam Kuravilangadu seminary who staged a protest on September 8 in front of Kochi high court against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been expelled  from Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC).The FCC has asked the nun to leave the convent within 10 days.

She was expelled from the FCC for not following the norms of the FCC and living a lifestyle not complying with the rules of the nunnery.

Earlier, a show cause notice was sent pointing out various issues to Lucy, teacher of Dwaraka Sacred Heart School in Wayanad, Kerala.

Among other allegations, Lucy has been asked to explain her participation in a channel discussion and was questioned for writing in non-Christian newspapers and publishing a book of poems using Rs 50,000 without the permission of church authorities.

The notice says that the nun's involvement on social media cannot be appreciated. It further states that though several chances were given to her for correcting her mistakes, sister Lucy was not ready for it. Lucy's stand on Kerala nun rape case has led to many discussions in the state about the freedom and the individual rights of a nun.

She told media that she has nowhere to go and she will fight to get a favourable order.

Earlier too she was asked to keep away from church duties after she participated in a protest by nuns in Kochi demanding the arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.