4 Kerala nuns, who campaigned in opposition to former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of sexually assaulting a nun in Kerala, have gotten reminder notices to “obey” their switch orders issued by the Missionaries of Jesus Congregation.
The nuns in Kerala had obtained their switch orders in March 2018, months after that they had complained at a number of boards inside the church in opposition to the bishop, however they refused to report on the assigned convents.
“As soon as once more, let me make a decisive enchantment to you to hitch the Chemiyari neighborhood with none additional delay and take up your accountability,” stated the discover to one of many nuns.
The letters accessed by NDTV has been signed by Jalandhar-based Missionaries of Jesus Congregation Superior Common.
“We really feel that is an try and weaken the case in opposition to the bishop and pressurise the survivor nun. We won’t go anyplace. If all of us transfer away to completely different convents, it will likely be very tough for her. We are going to keep right here to assist her,” one of many nuns instructed NDTV.
Moreover the reminder of switch, the letter additionally disapproves of the nuns going in opposition to the congregation.
“This communique is meant to remind you as soon as once more to recall my earlier appeals inviting your consideration in the direction of mending the present lifestyle and actions pursued by you… Whilst you and some different MJ members proceed to really feel no qualms in issuing malafied public statements and flow into baseless tales tarnishing the picture of the MJ congregation and portraying the Mom Common and different members as ‘enemies of those that are preventing for his or her justice’, I’ve been guaranteeing that the congregation proceed supporting you,” it added.
In September final yr, the nuns had protested close to Kerala Excessive Court docket demanding justice for the nun, who had alleged that the Jalandhar Bishop sexually abused her 13 instances between 2014 and 2016 throughout his visits to a convent in Kottayam district.
After her grievance triggered protests, the bishop was arrested in September. Franco Mulakkal is at present on bail.
A couple of days in the past, one other nun who revealed poems, purchased a automobile and took half in a protest in opposition to Franco Mulakkal, was issued a discover by her superiors for indulging in anti-church actions and main a life “in opposition to the ideas of non secular life”.
The discover requested the nun to supply an evidence on the Generalate of the Congregation on January 9, however she didn’t flip up, saying that she was busy.
“By way of Fb, channel discussions and articles, you belittled the Catholic management by making false accusations in opposition to it and tried to carry down the sacraments… you defamed the congregation and your efficiency by way of social media was culpable in inflicting grave scandal,” the discover learn.
It additionally termed getting a driving licence, shopping for a automobile on mortgage, and publishing a e book with out the permission of her superiors as “grave violations”.