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Vatican dismisses plea by Kerala nun who took part in protest

The Vatican has dismissed an appeal by a Kerala nun, challenging the Franciscan Clarist Congregation s decision to expel her for failing to give a satisfactory explanation for her lifestyle in violation of FCC laws. Sister Lucy Kalappura, who took part in a protest seeking the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was expelled by the FCC in August this year. The congregation had charged her with publishing poems, purchasing a car and taking part in a protest against the rape accused former bishop of Jalandhar diocese. The FCC, under the Roman Catholic Church, said the nun was issued proper canonical warnings , but did not show the needed remorse. Challenging the decision, the nun filed the appeal before the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in Vatican against the FCCs decision. The Vatican has dismissed her appeal, a church source said here without elaborating. The source said she would have one more opportunity to file an appeal. If that .

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