Fate of Catholic Priest Unclear After Reports That ISIS Would Execute Him on Good Friday
The status of a Catholic priest kidnapped by Islamic State fighters in Yemen was unclear Monday after his captors reportedly threatened to crucify him on Good Friday, the day Catholics observe the death of Jesus Christ.
The Washington Times reported the kidnappers followed through on their threats to kill Father Tom Uzhunnalil on a cross.
However, the Rome bureau chief for Catholic News Service said Bishop Paul Hinder -- based in the United Arab Emirates' capital of Abu Dhabi -- had "indications" the Indian priest was still alive. Cindy Wooden tweeted the news Monday.