Indian Priest Abducted by IS May Be Crucified on Good Friday: Report

Indian Priest abducted by IS in the first week of March is due to be crucified on Good Friday, 25 March 2016.

Published: 25th March 2016 06:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2016 02:36 PM   |  A+A-

Indian Priest abducted by IS in the first week of March is due to be crucified on Good Friday, 25 March 2016.

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was kidnapped when IS militants stormed into an Elderly care home in Aden and killed at least 15 people on March 4.

Social Media posts by religious groups claimed to have received reports that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, a bengaluru resident is to be crusified on Good Friday.

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'Was informed that the Salesian priest, Fr.Tom who was kidnapped by ISIS from the Missionaries of Charity Home in Yemen is being tortured and is going to be crucified on Good Friday. This calls for serious concerted prayers from all of us.' posted the Franciscan Sisters of Sissen.

Posing as one of the residents' relative gunmen entered the home and gunned down the four Indian nuns, eight elderly residents, two staff members and a guard.

'Extremists who attacked the elderly care home in Aden kidnapped priest Tom Uzhunnalil, a 56-year-old Indian, who was taken to an unknown location,' a Yemeni security official said.

'We are aware that no group has yet claimed the criminal attack... but information points to the involvement of Daesh,' said the source, who asked to remain anonymous, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

However, Fr Tom's family members deny he is due to be crucified, saying they have no information on his health or whereabouts.

We have no information on Fr Tom,' Father Mathew Valarkot, spokesman for the Salesians' Bangalore province, told UCANews.


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