Franco Mulakkal

Lucy Kalapura says her book is an attempt at a fair criticism of the church based on facts. “I am just playing the role of whistleblower.”
Sister Lucy Kalapura has sought to meet Pope Francis to present her case directly.
The nun, who was recently expelled from her congregation for writing poems and protesting against rape-accused Franco Mulakkal, on her landmark decision.
Last week, Sister Lucy Kalapura filed a case of illegal confinement against the congregation after she alleged convent authorities had locked her up.
Sister Lucy Kalapura had been given two letters prior to this, warning her on her “lifestyle” and for challenging the Church for cornering the survivor nun in the rape case against Franco Mulakkal.
As the case against Franco Mulakkal drags on, the six nuns who shook the powerful Catholic Church say they have been isolated from the world and their community.
The CPI-M led Kerala government has ordered the Lalithakala Akademi to re-examine the matter.
The chargesheet includes statements from 84 witnesses, including the Archbishop George Alencherry, 11 priests and 24 nuns, reports say.
Going against the church is equivalent to going against the entire society for nuns, but Lucy Kalapura is not perturbed.
Reacting to the latest church directive, one of the nuns alleged that the decision was aimed at splitting the group.
Franciscan Clarist Congregation accused Sister Lucy Kalapura of leading a life, which was against the “principles of religious life” and the rule of congregation.
Sister Anupama, who was at the forefront of protests against Franco Mulakkal, was seen leaving in tears.
Father Kuriakose, of the Jalandhar diocese, had given a statement to the police against the accused bishop, Franco Mulakkal.
Mulakkal was directed by the Kerala HC to surrender his passport.