In a retaliatory action, the Church has transferred all the four nuns who protested demanding the arrest of former Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun.
All the four, including Sr Anupama who led the protest that created history in the State, were transferred to different diocese. Sr Anupama is to go to Punjab and Sr Alphy to Jharkhand. The two others, Sr Neena Rose and Sr Josephine, are to move out of Kuravilangad to another convent. With this, the rape victim nun will have none of her four supporters.
The orders were issued by the Mother General of the Missionaries of Jesus and Church authorities claimed that it was routine matter.
According to the letter, the orders were issued in March 2018 and the nuns did not follow the instructions. It now says that participating in the protest was against the discipline of the Church.
However, At Anupama is reported to have said that she would not move out and would fight for her victim colleague.
Another nun from Wayanad, Sr Lucy Kalappurakkal, who joined the protest of nuns in Kochi, is facing expulsion. Flimsy charges like publishing a book of poems, taking a driving licence and buying an inexpensive four-wheeler without approval by the higher authorities are among the charges mentioned.