• Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen returns home, meets Modi

    Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen returns home, meets Modi

    • Sep 28, 2017

    Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who spent 18 months in captivity in Yemen, has finally arrived home in India. The priest was released two weeks ago, and has been recovering in Rome. Upon his arrival, Uzhunnalil met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Cardinal Gracias: Curial reform is nearing the ‘end of the tunnel’

    Cardinal Gracias: Curial reform is nearing the ‘end of the tunnel’

    • Sep 19, 2017

    Cardinal Oswald Gracias, a member of the Council of Cardinals tasked with reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, says that more than anything, there is a change in mentality that’s needed, which will take longer than simply reforming the Vatican’s structures, he said, but said the group is “rather confident that it will happen because the pope is giving very effective leadership.”

  • Indian priest says Yemeni captors did him no physical harm

    Indian priest says Yemeni captors did him no physical harm

    • Sep 16, 2017

    Father Tom Uzhunnalil,a Salesian, was kidnapped from a home for senior citizens in Aden, southern Yemen, established by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in March 2016. Four nuns were killed during the attack. On Saturday in Rome, following his release earlier this week, Uzhunnalil said that his captors never harmed him, even if in some videos they made it appear that way in an effort to get a speedy response in negotiations.