The nuns from Kottayam Kuravilangadu seminary protested after Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was accused of raping a nun on multiple occasions between 2014 and 2016. As per reports, the four nuns got the order from Mother General, transferring them to different places.
Kottayam: Four out of the five nuns who staged a protest on September 8 in front of Kochi high court against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, received transfer orders to different places.
The nuns from Kottayam Kuravilangadu seminary protested when Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was accused of raping a nun on multiple occasions between 2014 and 2016.
As per reports, the four nuns got the order from Superior General Regina, transferring them to separate locations.
Sister Anupama, who led the protest, has been transferred to Punjab. In the notice given to the sisters, it is said that the disciplinary action was taken against the sisters for getting involved in a criminal case and staging public protests, which went against the ideology of the church.
Sister Josephine has been, accused of ‘abandoning the community’ and has been transferred to Jharkhand.
Sister Alphy was transferred to the Pakartala community in Bihar where she was the Mother Superior earlier.
Sister Ancitta has been transferred to the Pariyaram community, Kannur.
Meanwhile, the church authorities said that the nun's involvement on social media cannot be appreciated. The church stated that though several chances were given to her for correcting her mistakes, sister Lucy was not ready for it.
Regarding this complaint, Lucy Kalappurakkal said to the media, “They are using me to cover up all the mistakes done by the priests. I know that I have not done anything wrong. There is patriarchy within the church. Only a few priests are celibate. Many people are blaming nuns while they are deliberately neglecting many things committed by the priests. Therefore, such things will not affect me. I can write, not one, but ten books. The church is denying all this. They are saying that a priest does not have to be celibate, while they find a problem in nuns wearing churidar,” said sister Lucy.
She has been accused of publishing her collection of poems titled ‘Snehamazhakal’, getting a driving license, buying a Maruti Alto car, wearing churidar and publishing articles in several newspapers and journals, owned by non-Christians.
Lucy was also one of the main protestors leading the strike against the delay in arresting Franco Mulakkal. Her revelations had led to many discussions. Her support to the women's wall on January 1 has also sparked a controversy.
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Last Updated Jan 16, 2019, 5:47 PM IST