Posts Tagged ‘Sister Lucy Kalappura’

Court allows Sister Lucy to stay at Franciscan Clarist Congregation convent

Monday, August 16th, 2021

The Mananthavady Munsiff Court in Kerela, India, issued an order allowing Sister Lucy Kalappura to continue her stay at the Karakkamala Convent of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC). As per the order, Sister Lucy is allowed to stay at the convent until the final verdict of her expulsion case is released. The order concerns a Read more

Vatican’s refusal to reinstate nun causes uproar in India

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

A retired judge and India’s National Commission for Women are calling for the reversal of a Vatican decision confirming the expulsion of a nun from her order. Sister Lucy Kalappura, a member of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation in Kerala, has been an outspoken advocate for a nun who has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar Read more

Vatican rejects nun’s second appeal against dismissal

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

The Vatican has for a second time rejected the appeal of a nun who was expelled from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation on “disciplinary grounds” in Kerala. Sister Lucy Kalappura has maintained that the disciplinary action against her was initiated only because she participated in a protest against rape-accused catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who is facing Read more

Petition filed against rape protest nun’s autobiography

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

A writ petition has been filed to stop the publication and distribution of an autobiography of a nun who was part of protests against rape-accused Indian bishop Franco Mulakkal. The petition to urgently stop Sister Lucy Kalappura’s autobiography from being published has been filed in the Kerala High Court. Licia Joseph of the SMI Convent Read more

I did whatever I could to make society better

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Sr. Lucy Kalappura

Franciscan Clarist Congregation, a 130-year-old indigenous congregation in India, a month ago dismissed Sr. Lucy Kalappura, a member, for violating the vows of poverty and obedience. It gave her 10 days to appeal to the Vatican against the order, which she did. Kalappura says she was being punished for using media outlets to obtain justice Read more

Priest and nuns face defamation charges

Monday, August 26th, 2019

A priest and five nuns are facing defamation charges after releasing defamatory videos of Sister Lucy Kalappura, who was expelled from her congregation early this month. Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) nun, Kalappura complained the accused used social media to falsely portray her interactions with journalists as a salacious affair. The police had registered the case Read more

Nun who protested rape-accused bishop expelled

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A nun who was expelled from her Kerala congregation says she is being targeted for protesting and speaking to media about Church leaders’ neglect of a nun who was repeatedly raped by a bishop. Franciscan Clarist nun, Lucy Kalappura (54), says she joined a group of Missionaries of Jesus last September to protest Bishop Franco Read more