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Vatican priest thanks Indian Govt. for rescuing him

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Indian origin priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil has thanked the of for facilitating his rescue from Yemen over a year after he was abducted by a terror group.

External Affairs Minister spoke to Father Tom Uzhunnalil and said, "He profusely thanked the of India, especially the Prime Minister for efforts to rescue him."

"He has also conveyed his thanks to the people of for their concern and prayers for his release. He also conveyed his thanks to the governments and people who helped in his rescue mission," she said in a series of tweets, adding that thanks Oman and Yemen for rescuing him.

Swaraj on Tuesday confirmed that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by Islamic militants in Yemen last year, had reached the

Meanwhile, preparations have begun at his residence in Kerala's Kottayam district to welcome him.

Father Uzhunnalil was rescued on Tuesday.

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.

The Indian government, last year, confirmed that efforts were underway to ensure his early release.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 17:28 IST
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