Posts Tagged ‘Salesian priest’

Priest kidnapped in Yemen alive, says Indian official

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

An Indian priest abducted by gunmen in Yemen last month is safe and could be released soon, an Indian official told the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. “[Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj] has assured us Father Tom is safe and negotiations are on for his release which could happen very soon,” said Father Joseph Chinnaiyan, deputy Read more

Fate of kidnapped Salesian priest in Yemen still unknown

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The fate of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Salesian priest kidnapped in Yemen, remains unknown even after media reports suggested that Islamist militants crucified the priest on Good Friday. “I have no confirmation that anything happened Good Friday,” Bishop Paul Hinder, head of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia, told the Catholic News Service. The bishop Read more