MJ congregation refuses to boost convent security

Kottayam, Nov 27: Sister Regina, the Superior General of the Missionaries of Jesus congregation, has given a written statement to the police that the religious group is not in a financial position to ensure security installations at the St Francis Mission Convent at Kuravilangadu , as demanded by the latter.

The nun, reportedly close to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, sent the reply in a letter dated October 30.

The letter added that such security will affect the privacy of inmates at the convent and may also disrupt the daily functioning of the Mission home to the extent of endangering the security of inmates.

While admitting that the security of the survivor nun and other nuns in the convent were important, it suggested that police shift them to government-run institutions in view of the “poor facilities” at the convent.

Sister Regina also offered to shift the said nuns from the convent at Kuravilangadu to other safe institutions so that they get tight security.

Speaking to this newspaper, Kuravilangadu sub-inspector Deepu said that had demanded the MJ Congregation to install some night vision cameras and cut down branches of some trees in the convent compound apart from installing some other facilities.

The police has right now deployed three cops including a woman constable at the convent for the security of the nuns.

The nuns of Kuravilangadu convent had demanded more security in the wake of the death of Father Kuriakose Kattuthara at a priest’s home in Jalandhar recently.

Five nuns of MJ congregations, including the survivor nun, who raised serial sexual harassment allegations against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal are staying at the St Francis Mission home at Kuravilangadu despite the alleged animosity of Bishop Franco and the MJ congregation hierarchy which stands firmly behind the Bishop.





source: Deccan Chronicle

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