New Delhi [India], Sept 13 (ANI): Indian origin Vatican priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil has thanked the Government of India for facilitating his rescue from Yemen over a year after he was abducted by a terror group.
"He has also conveyed his thanks to the people of India for their concern and prayers for his release. He also conveyed his thanks to the governments and people who helped in his rescue mission," she said in a series of tweets, adding that India thanks Oman and Yemen for rescuing him.
Meanwhile, preparations have begun at his residence in Kerala's Kottayam district to welcome him.
Father Uzhunnalil was rescued on Tuesday.
He was reportedly kidnapped on March 4, 2016 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Yemen, when they attacked a retirement home in Aden run by the Missionaries of Charity, killing sixteen people, including four nuns.
The Indian government, last year, confirmed that efforts were underway to ensure his early release. (ANI)