ISIS crucified Indian priest on Good Friday
The Islamic State crucified Indian priest Reverand Thomas Uzhunnalil on Good Friday in Yemen, an American website reported on Sunday.
The Catholic priest working for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity was kidnapped in a raid at an old age home in Yemen earlier this month.
To execute Uzhunnalil, reports The Washington Times, the Islamist terror group used the same method which the Romans did to crucify Jesus Christ, a day marked as Good Friday every year.
The report says the grisly crucifixion was confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna.
The ISIS’s plan to crucify the Indian priest had first appeared on a South Africa-based religious group’s Facebook page.
“Was informed that the Salesian priest, Father Tom who was kidnapped from the Missionaries of Charity Home in Yemen is being tortured and is going to be crucified on Good Friday. This calls for serious concerted prayers from all of us,” the post read.
There has been no confirmation from Uzhunnalil’s family or the Indian government about the execution yet.