"This is for your own safety," the judge told Lucy Kalappura. "You have made serious allegations against the vicar. You have admitted yourself that you are subjected to ill-treatment ... It is better to move out."
Sr. Lucy Kalappura says she will not vacate the Franciscan Clarist Congregation's convent in the Wayanad district of Kerala until the Indian court has heard her case.
The Kerala High Court July 7 rejected deposed Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal's plea to quash the charge against him of sexually assaulting a nun. He will face trial July 13 in the town of Kottayam.
Since March 25, the 21-day lockdown, a response to the coronavirus pandemic, has severely restricted the movements and activities of nuns of various congregations, and their more than 1.37 billion countrymen.