Islamic terrorists consequently fulfilled their criminal plans and killed Fr. Thomas Uzzunnalil by crucifixion on Good Friday informed Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna. Cardinal confirmed previous information about murder of priest in Yemen during the Easter Vigill Mass in St. Stephan Cathedral in Vienna reports the Austrian daily newspaper Salzburg Nachrichten quoting state television ORF.
Father Uzhunnalil, native of India, was hijacked on March 4th by Islamic terrorists at the nursing home in Aden where minutes before they killed 16 nuns and nurses from Mother Theresa Sisters Catholic Order. According to the reports Indian priest was praying in chapel at the building where the attack occurred. Since then terrorists held him hostage.
The Christian human rights organisation Christian Solidarity International appealed to Yemeni authorities to rescue 56 years old Salesian priest from hands of Islamic terrorists. The secretary General General of CSI Austria, Elmar Kuhn, wrote in his letter to the Yemeni ambassador Samy Mansour Amin Al – Basha, the priest will be tortured by the Islamists. Kuhn emphasised that the Islamists committed a ” blasphemous act ” against Christianity , which could not be backed by the Koran .