Thank you for your prayers. For your sacrifices. For all the little things which you did on behalf of Fr. Uzhunnalil.
Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped by Islamic State militants in March in Yemen and feared to have been crucified on Good Friday, is now reportedly safe and is expected to be released.
“It is now clear that the priest is not in the custody of the Islamic State terror group but with anti-government forces in Yemen. Last minute efforts are underway and his release is imminent,” a government official told IANS in an update.
Uzhunnalil can now be reunited with his elderly brother, Mathew, who pleaded for prayers but said that Tom’s fate is in the hands of God.
“I am waiting for clear good news. Until then, I will stay at home,” Mathew Uzhunnalil told Catholic News Service in a previous interview.
“A lot of people are coming here (to the house) and even hold prayer meetings (for the safety of the priest),” he added.