Fr. Tom Uzhunnallil reaches India, meets PM

Father Tom Uzhannalil, who was held captive by ISIS for over a year, has finally reached India.

The Catholic priest from Kerala, was allegedly abducted from Yemen by ISIS on March 4, 2016.

On reaching Delhi, Uzhunnalil paid gratitude to all those who made his freedom possible.

“I am very happy, thank Almighty for making this day possible. I am grateful to all those people who have worked in their own way (to secure my release),” the priest told reporters at Delhi airport.

An employee of the Vatican, Father Tom was abducted by terrorists in Aden on March 4, 2016.

After much negotiations and with the help of the Oman government and the Vatican’s intervention , the Indian government finally managed to rescue him from his captors.

(Agencies)