Yemen: Priest missing after nursing home massacre

Father Tom Uzhunnalil

Father Tom Uzhunnalil

Source: Fides

Nearly two weeks after terrorists massacred four Missionaries of Charity together with 12 others in a nursing home in Aden - there is still no news of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, the Indian Salesian priest who was in the building during the attack. Fr Uzhunnalil, was kidnapped by the terrorists when they left.

Bishop Paul Hinder OFM, Apostolic Vicar for southern Arabia, said: "We know nothing, we do not know where he is and if he is still alive. We hope and pray for him."

Meanwhile, Yemen continues to be ravaged by violence and military attacks. On Monday, 14 March, at least 107 people died as a result of the bombing on a crowded market, carried out by a Saudi-led coalition in al Khamis in Hajjah province. On Tuesday planes from Riyadh launched 11 attacks against the military camp in Arkub, in the capital Sana'a.

Since March 2015 the conflict has claimed the lives of at least ten thousand people.

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