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Save Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil

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It has been 11 months since Father Tom Uzhunnalil's kidnapping in Yamen. Indian foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (quoted by Asia News May 18) said “Father Tom Uzhunnalil is alive and 'safe', and 'last efforts' are being made to 'ensure his release'”. But he is still missing and we have no information about him.

Father Tom was seized on the 4th of March after a militant group stormed into a home for the sick and elderly, run by the Blessed Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of the Charity in Aden, in the country's south-west. Four sisters of the religious congregation and 12 lay people, were killed in the attack on the facility.

A picture of Fr. Tom appeared on his Facebook page on the 19th of July. Fr Tom appears very weak in the photo posted, under the caption, his request will be uploaded soon. A video posted on social media allegedly shows a blindfolded Fr Tom being assaulted by the kidnappers. You can watch this video on the link

 Earlier messages from his Facebook page indicates that the Government of India is doing nothing to save Fr. Tom.

On 24th December, a new video has been released. In this video, he appeals to Pope Francis, Bishops and the Indian government to take urgent action for his release. Please watch this video on the link

We are making a petition to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the President of India to take necessary actions to save Father Tom Uzhunnalil. Please sign this petition before it’s too late.

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