- Jan 25, 2021
Salesians in south Asia have called on all their communities to mark Jan. 4 as a Day of Prayer for the release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a missionary kidnapped ten months ago in Yemen who seemed to appear in a recent video begging for his life.
“I am from India and not considered. Dear people, I pray you all, ask you all, beg you all to do your mightiest to help me to save my life. I need hospitalization soon. Please come to my help quickly,” Father Thomas Uzhunnalil said in a video uploaded to Facebook the day after Christmas. Uzhunnalil was abducted in Yemen on March 4.
Pope Francis yesterday marked the Jubilee of Volunteer Workers, the latest event in the Holy Year of Mercy. During his catechesis to the volunteers, the Pope stressed how, faced with suffering, Christians cannot pass by on the other side.
The bishop of southern Arabia issued an emotional impromptu appeal on Friday for prayers for Father Tom Uzhunnalil, an Indian missionary kidnapped in Yemen whose fate remains unknown, including whether he’s alive or dead.
ROME — A Catholic priest abducted in Yemen in a deadly attack on a nursing home is reportedly alive and could soon be released, contradicting earlier reports that he was crucified on Good Friday. Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil was captured by gunmen on March 4 in an attack on the Aden
RAMAPURAM, India (CNS) — The Indian government might have dispelled rumors of the Good Friday crucifixion of kidnapped Salesian Father Thomas Uzhunnalil, but Mathew Uzhunnalil still worries. “I am waiting for clear good news. Until then, I will stay at home,” Mathew Uzhunnalil, 73, told Catholic News Service from his