Nun issued final notice to leave congregation

A final notice has been issued by church authorities to the nun who took part in a protest against rape accused Franco Mullakal, former Bishop of the Jalandhar diocese, asking her to leave her congregation.

In its final notice, the Franciscan Clarist Congregation accused Sister Lucy Kalapura, belonging to its St Mary's province at Mananthavady, of leading a life which was against the "principles of religious life" and the rule of the congregation.

Sister Lucy told that the church authorities have given the notice asking her either to leave the congregation or to face ouster.

"It's sad that the church has asked me to leave the congregation. 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," she said.

The nun has been asked to give her explanation to Superior General sister at Generalate of the Congregation before April 16.