To help you distinguish the authentic reports regarding the situation of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, SDB, from the false rumors doing the rounds, here is a list of credible primary sources:

✅ The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of the Government of India
✅ Archbishop Paul Hinder OFMCap, Apostolic Vicar of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (AVOSA) which includes Yemen
✅ The Provincial / Provincial Secretary of the Salesian Province ofBangalore to which Fr Tom SDB belongs.
✅ The General Council of the Salesian Congregation based in Rome

Please do not give credence to reports coming from other sources (eg. some convent of sisters, other bishops/cardinals/priests,
astrologers/godpersons/newsanchors/politicians, etc.) unless the news has been confirmed by any of the above-mentioned primary sources.

Archbishop Paul Hinder said on Monday, 28th March that he has “strong indications that Fr Tom is still alive in the hands of the kidnappers”. Spreading false rumors and unconfirmed reports might actually jeopardize the safety of Fr Tom.

The best that we can do at present is to pray to the Almighty for him, his close relatives and all persons who are persecuted for their faith.‪#‎PrayforFrTom‬


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  1. Prayer after Rosary, Saturday 2nd April 2016

    We continue praying for Jason who is battling Blood Cancer.Dear Lord help Jason during this cruical period while he receives donor cells to fight his cancer. Bless the donors with graces for their continuous support with vital WBC and stem cell donations. Bless the doctors to succeed in all the processes while treating Jason and most of all bless Jason to ride over the complications that occour at Bone Marrow transplant. Help his body fight the cancer Lord Jesus. You cured so many and we pray that you stand by Jason and get him back, healthy and free of this serious sickness. Mama Mary we plead to you to interceed for Jason and be by his side all through . Bless his family and all the donors in these difficult time.

    We Pray for Father Tom, who is held captive by forces of evil. Bless Fr. Tom with endurance to bear pain as you did at your crucifixion. Bring about a change in heart of the men and women who hold Fr. Tom in captivity.Grant them the graces to be merciful and sort out all issues with dialogue than by taking away innocent lives. We pray to you heavenly Father to bring about a sense of compassion in the hearts of all people who engage in acts of terrorism and violence in your name. Help them Lord to stop taking away precious life that you have given us. Mama Mary we pray that you intercede on behalf of Fr. Tom and all oppressed people, world over and free them from their captivity and pain.

    • We will pray specially for Fr. Tom this Saturday after our Rosary Prayer which we faithful world over, pray on the first Saturday of every month. Please join us at 18-00 hrs IST, at your own places world over. God Bless us all.

  2. This is a sign of some relief to us but we should not stop the prayers. Just as it has been done, we should pray 3 I Believe in God, 3 Hail Marys’ and 3 Glory be to the Father after every prayers we pray on behalf of Fr. Tom. Pray also for the pesecutors so that God may turn their heart to have mercy on Gods’ children and they stop the pouring of innocent blood. Recite the Divine Mercy chaplet always for him. May God give us more hope and also bless us and our prayers for Fr. Tom and all who are being persecuted in Jesus’ the Risen Lord I pray.

  3. As we pray the Holy Rosary, the ROSARY WARRIORS with Cardinal Burke on the 1st of each month, May our prayers reach out to God for all those who are being held in captivity be freed. We pray in Jesus’s name – Amen

  4. Lord forgive all our sins, have mercy on all of us around the world, increase our faith in you, lord pour out your holy spirit on every human beings. melt our hearts in your love, trusting in you and only you. Touch the sick and heal them lord, Bless the jobless with job, bless the people who are in need of finance, Bless all the married couples with a child in their womb.Teach us to be patience and understanding who ever we come across in our daily lives.Cleanse us lord with your precious blood, I trust and ask this in pray, in the name of our lord Jesus Christ. Amen

  5. continuue to pray for fr. tom. i am also praying for him,may the good god protect and keep him…

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