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Freed Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil to reach India on September 28

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Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who was rescued earlier this month from an undisclosed location in Yemen, will reach India on September 28 and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

According to the Catholic Church, after meeting Modi, he 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.

On October 1, he will arrive in Kerala at Kochi and will then head for his hometown at Ramapuram in Kottayam district. His village is planning a grand welcome for him.

Thereafter, the priest will travel to the state capital to meet Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition 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 last March. Despite the best of diplomatic efforts his release could not be obtained.

The priest was finally released on September 12 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 his home country.

--IANS sg/him/vm

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2017-09-22-15:26:07 (IANS)

 
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