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Catholic Church warns Save Our Sisters convener Fr Vattoly for supporting sexually abused nun

Disobedience will incur ecclesiastical actions as per the Church law

Kochi, Nov 21 (IECurrentAffairs) In a shocking display of arrogance and intimidation, has learned from sources in the ‘Save Our Sisters’ Action Council that Father Vattoly has received a warning letter from the Apostolic Administrator of Ernakulam-Angamaly Syro-Malabar diocese.

Fr Vattoly is the second priest in the forefront lending to support to the nuns of the Missionaries of Jesus congregation fighting for justice against Bishop Franco Mulakkal from the Archdiocese of Jalandhar, accused of raping a 44-year old nun. Incidentally, Fr Vattoly has also exposed financial irregularities in a land deal involving Cardinal Alencherry.

The letter written by Mar Jacob Manathodath has warned Fr Vattoly of consequences and states that if he is not able to give an explanation which is not satisfactory, the Church will have to proceed with disciplinary action against him.

The letter has learned, further accuses Fr Vattoly of working with some of the groups that are said to be plotting against the Church to hurt religion and the Church.

“Some of your activities are said to be refusal to the authority of the Church,” the letter expresses. “Disobedience will incur ecclesiastical actions as per the Church law” Manathodath warns Fr Vattoly in the letter.

“I am told that such actions by a priest will seriously injure the good of the Church in public and will cause scandal among the faithful. Therefore, I hereby strongly prohibit you from organising and attending the Dharna and similar activities,” Apostolic Administrator states through the letter.

The intimidation of priests and nuns supporting the nun continues by the Catholic Church in India, while Vatican continues to keep quiet and has not even conducted its probe into the sexual abuse allegations.

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