Daijiworld Media Network
Kerala, Jan 16: The four nuns from its Missionaries of Jesus convent in Kuravilangad who protested against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of the Jalandhar diocese were transferred by the convent in Kerala on Wednesday, January 16.
Sr Alphy Pallasseril, Sr Anupama Kelamangalathuveliyil, Sr Josephine Villoonnickal and Sr Ancitta Urumbil who held an indefinite strike near the Kerala High Court premises in Kochi last year, demanding the arrest of the rape-accused bishop are given transfer orders back to the convents they were previously assigned.
Nuns' protest against Bishop Franco Mulakkal (file photo)
Sr Anupama has been given orders to return to Punjab, Sr Ancitta to Kannur, Kerala, Sr Alphy to Bihar and Sr Josephine to Jharkhand. These nuns since June last year have been staying at the Kuravilangad convent where the victim resides.
The transfer comes a few days after Sister Lucy Kalapura was warned by the convent for ‘attending channel discussions,’ ‘writing articles in non-Christian newspapers,’ and ‘making false accusations’ against the Catholic leadership.
The warning later stated, “Your deeds on 20th September 2018 and on the following days were of most grave external scandal and harm to the Church and the FCC. You went to the Ernakulam High Court junction and participated in the protest held by the SOS Action Council on 20-9-2018 without the permission of your superior.”
Mulakkal was accused of raping a nun belonging to the order of Missionaries of Jesus several times between 2014 and 2016. He was lodged in sub-jail at Pala for three days, before he got bail.