Wayanad: Sister Lucy Kalapurakkal, who was expelled from the convent, received a show cause notice from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) on Saturday. The FCC also asked her to withdraw her police complaint against a superior nun.

Sister Lucy was one among the five nuns who staged a protest on September 8 in front of Kochi high court opposing the alleged rape of a nun by former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal. 

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The congregation has also asked the nun to issue an apology to her senior. A week ago, the nun had complained to police stating that she was locked up in the convent by a senior nun. It also sought explanations regarding her police complaint to be given in writing within three days from the reception of the show cause notice.

Meanwhile, the FCC said that examination of CCTV footage revealed that there were no signs of the Sister Superior locking up sister Lucy in the room. It also said her superior only locked the convent before she went for Holy Mass. It is her right and duty to keep the convent safe from criminals and trespassers, it stated.

Earlier Sister Lucy was expelled from the FCC for not following its norms and living a lifestyle that did not comply with the rules of the nunnery. A show cause notice had been sent to Lucy, teacher of Dwaraka Sacred Heart School in Wayanad, Kerala.