Fr.Tom Uzhunnalil released from Terrorist abductors.
Thank God that Rev. Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is finally released and reached Oman. Fr. Tom was in Muscat royal palace today. There is report that Fr. Tom is taken to Vaticanin a special charter flight few minutes before
. He was abducted in 2016 April by IS terrorists from Yemen. The Salesian priest hails from Ramapuram, Palai in Kerala. Indian External affairs Minister confirmed this news by a tweet. (Photo of Fr. Tom after the release inside Oman palace, released by Oman Observer tweet today.)
Thank God that Rev. Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is finally released and reached Oman in a spl Royal Airforce, Oman flight.
Read this official release by Oman govt. There is no mention about Indian govt. --- "In response to the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and as per a request from the Vatican to assist in the rescuing of a Vatican employee, the concerned authorities in the Sultanate, in coordination with the Yemeni authorities, have managed to find a Vatican government employee. He was transferred this morning to Muscat in preparation for his return home," the Oman government said in a statement online.
Tom Uzhunnalil expressed his thanks to God Almighty and to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, and wished him good health and wellness. He also thanked his brothers, sisters and all relatives and friends who prayed for his safety and release," the statement said.