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Priest abducted in Yemen rescued

HONG KONG (SE): Indian Father Tom Uzhunnalil of the Salesians of Don Bosco, who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen on 4 March 2016, was finally freed on September 12 after 18 months in captivity. 

Oman’s state-run news agency ONA, reported that Omani authorities “in coordination with the Yemeni parties” rescued him.
 

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Kidnapped priest still alive

SANAA (AsiaNews): Despite rumours that spread prior to Easter that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped during the bloody attack on the Missionaries of Charity compound in Aden, Yemen, on March 4, was to be crucified on Good Friday and had been tortured, Bishop Paul Hinder believes that he is alive and well.

The apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia said that photographs were not convincing and other reports cannot be substantiated.

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