Released: Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, kidnapped Indian priest, is free

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The kidnapped Indian priest, Father Tom Uzhunnalil, has been freed from captivity and flown to Oman, the country’s government and church figures have confirmed.

A picture of Fr Tom released by the Omani authorities.

Fr Tom was kidnapped in March 2016 when his care home in the Yemeni city of Aden came under attack. Four gunmen killed four Indian nuns, two Yemeni staff members, eight elderly residents and a security guard, while posing as relatives of one of the residents.

In May this year, an online video showed the priest in poor health, appealing for help. ‘My health condition is deteriorating quickly and I require hospitalisation as early as possible,’ he said.

Now the Omani government has reported that it has found and freed Fr Tom.

The Arab sultanate said in a statement: ‘In response to the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and as per a request

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