Fr Tom Uzhunnalil to reach India on Sept 28, will meet PM Modi in Delhi

First Published 22, Sep 2017, 7:43 PM IST
Fr Tom Uzhunnalil reach India Sept 28 meet PM Modi Delhi
Highlights
  • Fr Tom Uzhunnalil will reach India on September 28 and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi
  • The priest will arrive in Kochi on October 1 and will head for his hometown at Ramapuram in Kottayam
  • He will then travel to the state capital to meet CM Pinarayi Vijayan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala

Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was rescued from Islamic State's captivity in Yemen earlier this month, will reach India on September 28 and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

After meeting Modi, Fr Uzhunnalil, who is currently in Vatican, will fly to 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.

Also read: What I went through had a purpose: Abducted priest Father Tom

Fr Uzhunnalil will arrive in Kochi on October 1 and will head for his hometown at Ramapuram in Kottayam district. The priest's village is planning a grand welcome for him. Thereafter, Fr Uzhunnalil will travel to the state capital to meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala.

The priest was associated with the Missionaries of Charity, which was running an old age home in Aden, when he was abducted by terrorists in March 2016. He was released on September 12 with the help of Oman government’s intervention. He then flew to the Vatican, where he met with the Pope Francis.

Read more: From being massacred to crucifiction, here are six things you should know about Fr Tom Uzhunnalil

(With agency inputs)

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