As we reported on Holy Thursday, rumours were filtering through the media world that an Indian Catholic priest who had been kidnapped by ISIS was going to be crucified on Good Friday as the ultimate insult to Christians around the world marking the death of Jesus.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil was from Kerala had worked with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries Of Charity.
He was kidnapped in Yemen in during a raid on a nursing home run by Missionaries of Charity. 16 nurses and nuns were also killed in this raid.
His execution by the Islamic extremists, using the same method used by the Romans on Jesus and marked on Good Friday every year, was confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna, the Washington Times reported.