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Rescued from ISIS captivity, Father Tom Uzhunnalil reaches Delhi

News Agencies | Updated on: 28 September 2017, 9:24 IST
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Indian origin Vatican priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was rescued from Yemen, over a year after he was abducted by ISIS, reached Delhi 28 September at 7.40 am.

Father Tom Uzhunnalil thanked the almighty for his rescue from Yemen over a year after he was abducted by ISIS.

"I am very happy, I thank the almighty for making this day possible. All people who have worked in their own ways, I am grateful," Father Uzhunnalil told the media.

According to reports, he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here.

Father Uzhunnalil was rescued on 12 September.

He was reportedly kidnapped on 4 March 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. 

-ANI

First published: 28 September 2017, 9:24 IST
 
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