- Jan 19, 2021
Denying rumors of an Indian missionary priest being crucified on Good Friday by Muslim extremists, India’s government has assured local bishops that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped a month ago in Yemen, is alive and could be freed soon. Uzhunnalil was taken by suspected militants of the terrorist organization ISIS who killed
Sixteen people died that day, including four nuns: Sisters Anselm, Marguerite, Regina, and Judith. (Members of the Missionaries of Charity are typically identified only by their first names.) Salesian Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil, a priest living in the compound, was kidnapped by the ISIS gunmen and is still missing.
A charity group established by Mother Teresa says an Indian Catholic priest was abducted by militants when they attacked a retirement home in southern Yemen last week, killing 16 people — including four nuns. The Associated Press reported that Missionaries of Charity spokeswoman Sunita Kumar said Monday in Kolkata that