Sister Lucy has been speaking out against the church authorities and in her book, she speaks about the sexual abuse and harassment that nuns silently undergo.
Sister Licia Joseph, the petitioner, said she has read the contents of the book, which she felt are highly defamatory to the clergy, nuns and the religious.
Sr Lucy’s book ‘Karthaavinte Naamathil’ talks about sexual abuse, illicit relationships and harassment in Church
Though it was earlier decided to commence the trial on November 11, it was postponed following a court holiday.
Sisters Alphy, Nina Rose, Ancitta, Anupama and Josephine of Kuravilangad convent, Kottayam, have been featured in the magazine for their fight against injustice.
Earlier, Sister Lucy Kalappura was allowed to present a new recourse to the Supreme Tribunal of the Segnatura Apostolica in Vatican.
Meanwhile, another nun has lodged a complaint with the Kerala Women's Commission alleging mental harassment in the rape case.
Alone and isolated, Sr Lucy Kalapura, whose expulsion from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC) was ratified by the Vatican, on Friday said she would appeal against her dismissal from the congreg
The trip to the convent is part of the police's evidence gathering. According to the victim's complains, Mulakkal raped her at the VIP rest room, where he has been staying.
The SIT on Saturday got the bishop in custody for two days after presenting him before Judicial First Class Magistrate Court in Pala.
Since no political party was willing to back them, the protesting nuns had to rely solely on the civil society’s support to expose the injustice meted out to them.
Franco complained of chest pain when he was being taken to Kottayam Police club from the Crime Branch office in Thrippunithura in Ernakulam district Friday night, they said.
It was after high drama and suspense that began around noon that top police officers finally confirmed the arrest of the bishop, around 8 pm.
Senior public prosecutor Suman Chakravarthy said on Friday the police acted only within the framework of law.
The decision was taken during a one-hour meeting of Kochi Range IG Vijay Sakhre with the Director General of Prosecution’s office here.