Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#BreakingNews New Video and Photo of Priest Kidnapped by ISIS - Please Pray for Fr. Tom

A new video posted on line claims Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is still in the hands of his kidnappers and subject to beatings. Also the kidnappers posted a new picture of him on his Facebook page showing him in critical condition and with visible signs of abuse. On March 4, 2016, Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped in Yemen after the Islamic State group attacked a home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity and killed 15 others. The 56-year-old priest was born in Ramapuram, near Pala (Kottayam, Kerala) to a deeply Catholic family. There are no specific details about the video, as to the place and date where it was filmed. Images from the video show the Salesian missionary slapped several times by gunmen and his eyes covered by a blindfold. A photo (above right) was published on the priest’s Facebook page, which is most probably controlled by the kidnappers. There were rumors that included Fr. Tom was crucified on  March 25. This was to coincide with Good Friday, the memorial of Christ’s passion and death.the Salesian Family ask people to continue to pray for Fr. Tom.

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