Sr. Lucy finds Vatican order ‘mysterious’
Sister Lucy Kalappura, who was expelled from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation of the Syro-Malabar diocese, Mananthavady, has stated that the rejection of her enchantment by the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolica Signatura is mysterious.
“I had submitted my third appeal to the Apostolica Signatura though an advocate in Vatican in March 2020 and contacted him many times. He said that trial procedure was yet to start at the tribunal because of the COVID-19 spread,” Sr. Lucy informed The Puucho.
“As per the letter from Vatican my appeal was produced before the Signatura in May 2020,” Sister Lucy stated, including that normally the tribunal wouldn’t take such a hasty resolution, particularly throughout a pandemic outbreak. “Hence, it is suspected that the letter from Vatican is a fabricated one,” she stated. Moreover, the postal stamp on the letter appeared to have been tampered with, she added.
Sr. Lucy stated the congregation appeared decided to oust her by any means. “The Superior General of the congregation asked me in a recent letter to leave the nunnery in a week on the basis of the letter from Vatican. But I will not leave,” she stated.
Sr. Lucy had earlier petitioned the munsiff court docket at Mananthavady to remain the choice of the congregation. The court docket had granted momentary injunction to the expulsion until January 1, 2020. “I am awaiting a further ruling from the court as I have full trust on the rule of the land,” she stated.