‘We’re grateful to His Majesty and Sultanate’

Muscat, Sept 12 – The brother of the freed priest said he was “living in agony fearing what would happen to my brother ever since he was abducted 18 months ago”. Speaking to media persons in Ramapuram in the south Indian state of Kerala on Tuesday, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil’s brother Mathew and sister-in-law Reetha said: “Today we can heave a sigh of relief; we are immensely grateful to the Sultanate of Oman and His Majesty the Sultan.”
Media persons from several dailies and TV crews gathered at his family home after news broke out that Fr Tom had been released and he was flown to Muscat.

KABEER YOUSUF