Sunday, March 27, 2016

Catholic Priest Crucified and Easter Bombing

Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil crucified by ISIS on Good Friday?  NOT CONFIRMED!

http://www.catholicanada.com/2016/03/27/breaking-fr-thomas-uzhunnalil-was-crucified-by-isis-on-good-friday-cardinal-schonborn-confirmed-the-priests-martyrdom-during-the-easter-vigil/

Kidnapped on March 4th, ISIS reportedly stated that they planned to crucify him on Good Friday.  Such a horrible death, but does ISIS not realize they have made a martyr of Fr. Uzhunnali?

Addendum, 4/1/2016
Not only has this crucifixion not been confirmed - there is at least one report of officials attempting to secure the release of Fr. Uzhunnalil - so it is hopeful he is still alive.  Continued prayers!

Easter Sunday Bombing:
In a related story, the Taliban has claimed responsibility for a bombing in Pakistan of Christian celebrating Easter at a park.  The suicide bomber killed mostly women and children.  At least 65 killed, 67 by another report, and the count could go higher.


http://news.yahoo.com/pakistani-police-least-10-people-killed-30-injured-144441287.html#

Let us pray for the conversion of Islam.  I know that not all Muslims are terrorists, but so many of these atrocities are stemming from radical forms of Islam.  The bottom line here is they are following a false religion created by one who claimed to be a prophet.  The reality is, their religion was made up 600 years after Jesus Christ and from a combination of Judaism and Christianity - but without the reliance upon the Holy Word of God OR the Church He founded while He was here and have a system which has drifted from the Truth.

3 comments:

  1. I am usually pretty careful before posting such news and at least one site is saying there is no confirmation of Fr. Uzhunnalil's crucifixion (Catholic News Agency) and that Cardinal Sch├Ânborn has corrected his earlier statement. Let us continue to pray for Fr. Tom, if he is not dead, he is still being held captive by ISIS.

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  2. There is still no confirmation regarding Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil - dead or alive. Please continue to pray for Fr. Tom.

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  3. Fr. Thomas Uzhunnalil is "believed" to be alive and safe in the hands of his captors. We still have no absolute confirmation of this so I urge you to continue praying for him.

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