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Father Tom Uzhunnalil arrives in Bengaluru, who was rescued form ISIS captivity

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 September 2017, 10:21 IST
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Indian origin Vatican priest, Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was rescued from the ISIS captivity, has arrived in Bengaluru on 29 September morning.

Father Tom thanked the almighty for his rescue from Yemen.

"I thank God almighty. I thank everybody in the name of Jesus," Father Tom told the media here.

Yesterday, Father Tom returned to New Delhi, and informed that his captors did not harm him physically.

While addressing a press conference in the national capital, father Tom had said, "God has a mission for all of us and my mission is to be present for the old and the dying. I have prayed for those who kept me (captive). They gave me food and didn't harm me physically. Initially they asked who'll help me out from this situation- the government or Church? After some time they stopped asking me."

Father Tom also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Father Uzhunnalil was rescued on 12 September.

He was reportedly kidnapped on March 4, 2016 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Yemen, when they attacked a retirement home in Aden run by the Missionaries of Charity, killing sixteen people, including four nuns. 

-iANI

First published: 29 September 2017, 10:21 IST
 
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