Kidnapped Indian Salesian priest crucified? NO CONFIRMATION YET;
March 28, 2016 at 9:40 am (SILENT VOICE, VOICE MAIL)
Reportedly it seems to be a roumour that Fr.Tom Uzhunnali has been Crucified. Hence we are deleting the matter till further confirmation. We regret the error.
MESSAGE FROM ONE OF OUR READER WHO IS FOLLOWING THIS DEVELOPMENT
A message is being spread that Fr. Tom sdb had been crucified on Good Friday…please be advised that I have personally spoken to the local chancery (the apostolic vicariate of Southern Arabia) and they have confirmed that it is indeed a rumour….there is no such development.
cause I was advised any misreporting will harm the efforts of the negotiations..
CLARIFICATION ISSUED BY aRCHDIOCESE OF bOMBAY ON 28TH, MARCH, @ 11.00 PM
FR. TOM UZHUNNALIL, SALESIAN PRIEST KIDNAPPED BY ISIS
Over the past few days there have been several Whatsapp messages, blogs and media outlets that have been reporting that Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday.
There has been no confirmation of this by friends, family or Fr. Uzhunnalil’s community. The reports being circulated are based on an alleged statement by Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, during the Easter Vigil services. Rumours of a possible impending crucifixion had also been spread last week on the basis of an unconfirmed e-mail and were dismissed by Fr. Uzhunnalil’s Salesian community as hearsay.
Bishop Paul Hinder of Southern Arabia, the country just north of Yemen where Fr. Uzhunnalil was kidnapped, told Catholic News Agency (CNA) on Monday that he has “strong indications that Fr. Tom is still alive in the hands of the kidnappers,”
We request people to please stop forwarding unconfirmed reports, as this might jeopardise Fr. Tom’s safety. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.
Yemen bishop believes Indian priest is alive
Click on the following Link..
We pray for Fr. Tom Uzhunnali to be released.