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In his Aug. 30 statement, Father Sinju lamented attacks on the Catholic Church and appealed for an end to the conflict.
Mali, a predominantly Muslim country with a population of 19.66 million people, has experienced a surge in violence involving both civilians and the military since 2012.
Salesian Father Tom Uzhunnalil’s relatives and friends are heartened by last week’s disclosure by Yemen’s deputy prime minister.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil was taken in Yemen on March 4, 2016.
Two months after being kidnapped in Yemen, the Salesian priest remains missing, but Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia, said, “I was told that Father Tom is alive and that his return to freedom could be imminent.”
Father Tom Uzhunnalil was taken March 4. His Salesian order, the Indian government and bishops, as well as the Vatican, are working for his release.