Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, SDB Released From Captivity

The Salesian News Agency is reporting that Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil, SDB has been released from his captors!  The Salesian had been captive for 18 months since the attack on the Missionaries of Charity hospital in Yemen:
(ANS - Bangalore) Salesian Indian missionary Fr Thomas Uzhunnalil, seized more than 18 months ago in Yemen by a group of guerrillas, is released. According to the Indian media who announced the news, the Salesian religious is now in Muscat, Oman. Official confirmation came from a tweet by Sushma Swaraj, the Honourable Indian Foreign Minister.
Fr Uzhunnalil was kidnapped by a group of armed men on March 4, 2016, during an attack on the home of the Missionaries of Charity in Aden, Yemen, where 16 people died, including 4 religious.

1 comment:

Peggy Rowe-Linn said...

Praise God for answered prayer! May Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, SDB, live a long and healthy life. May God release him from all mental, physicial, spiritual and emotional torment suffered at the hands of his tormentors. May he be free of all anxiety. May God strengthen his mind and heart and heal him from the top of his head to the bottom of his toes. May his faith be abundant and may good prosper from this horrible suffering he has endured for the past eighteen (18) months. May Our Blessed Mother wrap a mangle of protection around him to shield him from all future harm and may St. Don Bosco keep him safe from all infirmities of mind and spirit and place a permanent hedge of protection around him. May his angels continue to vigilantly keep watch over him. Thank you, dear Lord, for answered prayer! In your name, we pray. Amen.