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Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« on: March 24, 2016, 12:02:07 PM »
At least there are fears that he may be. 

Fears are growing for a priest believed to have been kidnapped by ISIS as sickening reports suggest he may be crucified on Good Friday.

Father Tom Uzhunnalil was seized when four armed militants stormed an old people's home in Aden in Yemen on March 4.

The gunmen killed 16 people, including four nuns in the brutal attack.

No group has come forward to claim responsibility for the kidnap of the priest, who was a member of the Silesian order in of Bangalore, India, but a survivor said ISIS was to blame.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/fears-grow-priest-kidnapped-isis-7618221

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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 01:12:15 PM »
Lord, have mercy!


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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 02:37:43 PM »
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2016, 09:58:29 PM »
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2016, 10:04:36 PM »
At least there are fears that he may be. 

"It is finished."

Oh my goodness... Lord have mercy! May his memory be eternal.

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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2016, 10:37:56 PM »
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 12:24:04 AM »
There is no doubt, he has received an honor above all honor; he died with Christ, crucified with Him.  Memory eternal!
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 09:19:08 AM »
May his memory be eternal!  :'(
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2016, 09:27:52 AM »
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2016, 03:38:10 PM »
According to this report, the RC Archbishop of Abu Dhabi and the Salesian Order are describing reports of the priest's execution as false. 
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2016, 01:23:25 AM »
The latest from India (based on whatsapp messages circulating within the Syro Malabar Rite) is that ransom is now being demanded and Cardinal Alencherry is requesting prayers for successful end to negotiations.


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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2016, 07:53:27 AM »
According to this report, the RC Archbishop of Abu Dhabi and the Salesian Order are describing reports of the priest's execution as false.
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2016, 02:14:13 PM »
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Read more at: http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/just-in/tom-uzhunnalil-aden-yemen-isis-terrorists.html
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2016, 10:02:11 AM »
Well, these are joyful tidings.  Either way he would have won; you cannot defeat a Christian by martyring him, and if you crucify a priest you unwittingly allow the priest to make his sacrifice in exactly the same manner as our Lord, and ensure his resurrection.  Especially if you refused the request I expect a pious priest still able to think after the torture would make to not be crucified in the same way as our Lord, St. Peter or St. Andrew.   That priest will be resurrected, perhaps not in 3 days, but in 30,000, 30 million or 30 billion, our heavenly God alone knows, but resurrected unto glory just the same.

However, it is better yet that such a blasphemous carnage be prevented, and I pray this priest remains safe and is returned home safely.   I wonder if a sense of divine terror prevented his captors from crucifying him?   If it was imparted to them by our all loving God that they were about to commit an extreme blasphemy, perhaps against the Holy Spirit?  (due to the Pneumatological nuances of our Lord's passion; the Spirit was present; it was He I believe who ripped the veil of the temple and blackened the sky; perhaps also the Spirit, having been present with our Lord during his incarnate ministry at the Theophany and likely on other occasions was commended to the Father, as opposed to the soul of our Lord, because our tradition says our Lord proceeded to despoil Hades and free the captives therein, before returning to his body and rising from the dead?   Just a thought; I believe our Lord desiring the salvation of all would cause the Holy Spirit to warn someone if they were about to cross the line unforgivably, and it would take a hardened heart that some people do have to ignore such a feeling of divine awe, which Inwould expect would be infinitely stronger than the fear of God one experiences approaching the chalice for the Eucharist, and indeed in the Orthodox temple at several moments.
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2016, 10:07:02 AM »
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Read more at: http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/just-in/tom-uzhunnalil-aden-yemen-isis-terrorists.html

There is a certain look of radiance in his face.  I imagine they have done terrible things to him, but I see nothing but love, and I personally regard this priest as a priest in the same Church we belong to.   A beautiful priest and a confessor.
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2017, 01:28:01 PM »
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2017, 05:01:32 PM »
That looks to have been a very difficult year for him.  Thank God he was freed. 
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 06:58:23 PM »
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Re: Priest may be crucified on Good Friday
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 08:49:00 PM »
I know we're not RC, but these are sweet pictures.  Heart-warming?  Whatever word I want to use there.  ;)
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