Australian nun wins another reprieve from deportation in Philippines
An Australian missionary nun ordered deported in mid-July by Philippine authorities is not leaving the country just yet.
Sir Patricia Fox, Philippine superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, won a reprieve after her lawyers filed a motion for reconsideration on 22nd July, ucanews.com reported.
“The deportation order cannot be enforced until it becomes final…With the filing of the appeal, the deportation will not be executed,” Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said.
Philippine authorities on 19th July ordered the immediate deportation of Sr Patricia after she was declared an “undesirable alien” by immigration authorities.
The bureau found Sr Patricia “in violation of the limitations and conditions of her missionary visa” for reportedly joining partisan political activities.
The nun has also been put on the bureau’s blacklist, barring her re-entry.
Picture: Supporters of Sr Patricia Fox, superior of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion in the Philippines, hold placards while waiting for her release from the Bureau of Immigration headquarters in late April in Manila. (CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters).Tags: Australian, deportation, nun, Philippines, Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, Sr Patricia, St Patricia Fox