In a shocking incident, the Nun from Kerala’s Wayanad who was part of a protest against the rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal has been issued a final notice by church authorities and asked to leave the congregation.
In the notice, the Franciscan Clarist Congregation has claimed that Sister Lucy was leading a life which was against principles of religious life and the rules of the congregation. PTI reported “She has been asked to give an explanation to the Superior General Sister at Generalate of the Congregation before April 16”.
After this notice was served, Sister Lucy has been absolutely shocked and expressed her pain. She stated “I joined the church when I was 17. I have lived a life following all the principles of religious life. I don’t have any other life. My reply to the second warning letter earlier was very clear. I have explained my stand”.
Ever since the rape allegations on Bishop Franco has gained national attention, the people who were with the victim had to go through a lot of ordeals. Even after the complaint was filed against the rape accused Bishop, the Kerala police had taken about three months to arrest the Bishop.
Shockingly when Bishop Franco returned from the jail on bail, he received a hero’s welcome but the condition of Nun and her supporters didn’t improve. In just few days after the release of Bishop, another father named Kuriakose died mysterious.
Later on the Nun claimed that her life was at risk and notified this to the National Commission for Women (NCW). Immediately, NCW informed this to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a letter saying “The complainants also apprehend danger to their lives, if transferred to distant regions”.
But the main stream media is least bothered on showing some special attention on this case.