Rescued Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil to reach India on September 28

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Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 22: Freed Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who was rescued earlier this month from Yemen, will arrive in India on September 28 and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

As per the Catholic Church, after meeting Modi, he will land in Bengaluru to spend a few days with the Salesians Congregation, to which he belongs, and will attend a bishops’ conference and share his experience with them.

On October 1, he will reach Kerala at Kochi and will then move to  his hometown at Ramapuram in Kottayam district, where he will receive grand welcome.

After this, the priest will pay his visit to the the state capital call on to  Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala.

Uzhunnallil was associated with the Missionaries of Charity, which was running an old age home in Aden, when he was kidnapped by terrorists last year year in March. Despite the best of diplomatic efforts he was not rescued.

But on September 12 this year, the  priest was finally released with the help of Oman government’s intervention. He then flew to the Vatican on September 13 where he met with the Pope and has now decided to return to India, his home country.

Wefornews Bureau 

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