Saturday, October 24, 2020
Home Asia Church to adopt stern steps against Sr. Lucy

Church to adopt stern steps against Sr. Lucy

The authorities of St. Mary’s Province of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) are adopting stern steps against Sister Lucy Kalappura, who had raised her voice against Franco Mulakkal, a bishop accused of sexually assaulting a nun. The congregation intends to expel her from its convent at Karakkamala, near Vellamunda, in the district.

Jyothi Mariya, Provincial of the FCC, said in a release on Thursday that Sister Lucy, who had already been dismissed from the congregation, was staying at the convent without the permission of the authorities. The convent authorities had been considering her as a trespasser since her dismissal, the Provincial said.

The press release was issued in the wake of a mass petition submitted by the parishioners of the Karakkamala church on June 9 demanding that Sister Lucy be expelled from the convent after she had made some allegations against the convent, the Provincial said.

The authorities were suffering because of the blatant lies, false accusations and actions by Sister Lucy, she said in the release. The parish priest of Karakkamala and the Mother Superior of FCC convent, Karakkamala, had already initiated legal steps against Sister Lucy, she added.

Her response

However, Sister Lucy told The Hindu that the convent authorities had been trying to expel her from the convent for many months for raising her voice against injustice.

“I had appealed thrice to the higher church authorities in Vatican but all were rejected, including an appeal to the Supreme Tribunal of the Segnatura Apostolica a few months ago,” Sister Lucy said.

“As I was repeatedly being denied justice by the Church, I approached a court at Mananthavady,” Sister Lucy said. “I will not leave the convent as I have spent nearly 38 years with the congregation. I trust the judicial system of the country,” Sister Lucy said, adding that she was waiting for the final decree of the court.

You have reached your limit for free articles this month.

Subscription Benefits Include

Today’s Paper

Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day’s newspaper in one easy-to-read list.

Unlimited Access

Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations.

Personalised recommendations

A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes.

Faster pages

Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly.


A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences.


We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day.

Not convinced? Know why you should pay for news.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.

Source link

Most Popular

ICICI Lombard General registers 35% increase in Q2 profit

Private sector ICICI Lombard General Insurance reported a 35 per cent increase in net profit to ₹415.74 crore in the second quarter this...

ICICI Lombard Q2 net rises 35%

ICICI Lombard reported underwriting profits in fire, motor and the miscellaneous retail segment in the second quarter.ICICI Lombard General Insurance on Friday posted...

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Q2 net rises 35%

The non-life insurer also saw an improved combined ratio and a surge in gross direct premium income (GDPI) in the quarter under review.ICICI...

Bombay HC’s Nagpur bench quashes govt cap on non-Covid treatment prices for 20% reserved beds

Written by Vivek Deshpande , Tabassum Barnagarwala | Nagpur | Updated: October 24, 2020 12:38:16 am The government had put restrictions on treatment...

Recent Comments