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Convent authorities locked me in, denied freedom to pray: ‘Sacked’ Kerala nun to police

Lucy Kalapura, a member of Franciscan Clarist Congregation, hit the headlines last year when she supported an agitation demanding the arrest of then Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of rape by a nun.

Kerala nun who took on bishop sacked — for learning to drive

The decision to dismiss the 53-year-old was taken on May 11 by the FCC, which received approval from the powerful Congregation for the Oriental Churches on August 5 through the Vatican’s representative in Delhi. Kalapura was handed the order Wednesday.

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Kerala nun rape case: SIT files chargesheet against Franco Mullakal

Bishop Mulakkal, a senior member of the Roman Catholic clergy in India, was arrested last year following allegations by a nun that he repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted her at the Kuravilangad convent between 2014 and 2016.

Kerala rape case: Nun who protested against Bishop gets ultimatum to leave congregation

The sister had invited the wrath of the Church leadership by participating in a street protest by five nuns belonging to the Catholic religious order Missionaries of Jesus, demanding the arrest of Franco Mulakkal, who was accused of raping a nun.

Kerala rape case: Church revokes transfer orders of nuns protesting against Bishop Mulakkal

The protest had paved the way for a major movement, Save Our Sisters, which was called off only after the arrest of Mulakkal and his removal as bishop of Jalandhar.

SOS asks Kerala CM to stall transfer order of nuns who protested against rape-accused Bishop

The Catholic Church in Kerala transferred five nuns from its Missionaries of Jesus convent in Kuravilangad who had participated in protests against Mulakkal.

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Kerala nun rape case: Nun who took part in protest told to shed ‘rebellious attitude’

Congregation Superior-General Regina Kadamthodu has asked Rose to report at their headquarters in Jalandhar on January 26, to present her side, “for abdicating the basic tenets of religious life and resorting to activities which amount to sheer violation of congregation rules".

Kerala rape case: Another nun issued transfer orders, adviced to report in person

In her letter to Rose, the superior general of the congregation had warned that failure to comply with the advice to report in person as instructed would be construed as a deliberate refusal to abide by the legitimate order of her Mother General, thereby challenging the authority canonically bestowed on her.

Kerala: Days after transfer, nuns seek CM's help, ask to remain in present convent

Earlier this week, the Catholic Church in Kerala transferred four nuns from its Missionaries of Jesus convent in Kuravilangad who had participated in protests against Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

Nun rape case: After protests, Kerala Church warns nuns, priests against ‘indiscipline’

The Synod of the Church, attended by 55 bishops, said a code of conduct will be introduced for priests and nuns on their involvement in agitations and taking part in media discussions.

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Express Eye for Detail Ep 5: Political war over Vijay Mallya, Kerala nun rape case and rising fuel prices

Why are the Congress and the BJP fighting over Vijay Mallya? Is the Kerala nun's rape case the biggest blot on the church in India? And what did a Bharat bandh this week really achieve? Arun George answers the big questions of the week.

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