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Abducted Kerala priest Fr Tom rescued from Yemen - with Oman's intervention


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Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS): A Catholic priest from Kerala, Tom Uzhunnallil, abducted by terrorists in Aden in March last year, has been rescued from captivity from an undisclosed location in Yemen, thanks to the intervention of the Oman government.

Uzhunnallil, who belongs to Kottayam district, was brought to Muscat, the capital of Oman, on Tuesday morning.

Later, the Indian priest left Muscat on board a Royal Oman Air force aircraft for an audience with the Pope in Vatican.

Uzhannallil is an employee of the Vatican, which has been engaged in talks with various quarters for his release.

The Oman government took the lead in getting him released after a papal representative visited Oman last month and had an audience with the King of Oman.


Fr Tom - before and after kidnap

According to a statement of the Sultanate of Oman, "In response to the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and as per a request from the Vatican to assist in the rescuing of a Vatican employee, the concerned authorities in the Sultanate, in coordination with the Yemeni authorities, have managed to find a Vatican government employee. He was transferred this morning to Muscat in preparation for his return home."

According to a Times of Oman report, Uzhunnallil expressed his thanks to God and to Sultan Qaboos, and wished him good health and wellness.

"He also thanked his brothers, sisters and all relatives and friends who prayed for his safety and release," the statement added.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted about the release of the Catholic priest, who was abducted in March last year.

"I am happy to inform that Father Tom Uzhunnalil has been rescued," she said.

The media in Oman confirmed the news of the release of the priest and posted a picture of him -- standing in a room with the picture of the Oman king in the background.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed happiness at his release.

"The Kerala government will now extend all the help that is needed for his treatment and other things," said Vijayan in a Facebook post.

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the abduction took place while he was in office in 2016.

"We did everything possible and the efforts of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is laudable, who was always willing to give her best. The Abu Dhabi diocese of the Church of the priest also took huge interest. We are all really happy at his release," said Chandy.

Newly-sworn in Minister of State for Tourism, IT and Electronics K.J. Alphons, from whose district the priest hails, said the release became a reality because of concerted team effort.

"Special thanks to Prime Minister Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has to be said," said Alphons.

Expressing happiness at the news, the priest's brother Mathew Uzhunnallil said their prayers have been finally answered.

Uzhunnallil's ancestral home in Ramapuram in Kottayam district is presently shut as two of his brothers live abroad, while another lives in Gujarat.

Hearing the news, relatives of the priest gathered at the home of a relative who lives close by the ancestral home.

"We have heard that he has been flown to Rome. He is attached to the Bangalore diocese and they also called us to tell the happy news," said a close relative of the priest.

In March 2016, militants barged into a care home for the elderly set up by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Yemen's Aden and shot dead many people, including four nuns of the charity organisation, among whom one was from India.

After the shooting, the militants took away the Catholic priest. Since then, other than a few videos released from time to time, there had been no news of his whereabouts.

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  • Elsie Cardoza, Balkunje/Belman/Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 15 2017

    Welcome back Rev. Fr. Tom. Praise the Lord for your wonderful miracle. You are a answerable God. Special thanks to Vatican and Oman Government for safe release of Rev. Fr. Tom. The Indian Government could not put much effort.

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Aramco (Saudi Arabia)

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Sushma is just a tuss nothing else.... There was no involvement of Indian government, if it all there was any involvement of Indian government then they would have sent a plane to get him from Yemen. In fact Oman Government took all trouble to secure his release plus they arranged Royal Oman Air force aircraft to fly him out.

    The truth is, Government of Oman are the real savior who have helped Fr Tom's release.

    Thank You Majesty Sultan Qaboos and Vatican representative...

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  • Cliffy, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    A big thank you for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sultanate of Oman and all those responsible for the release of Fr.Tom. Great job highly appreciated.

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  • Adrian, Mangalore/ Muscat

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Living in Oman we are so proud and privileged that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos and the Omani govt was involved in getting the release of Fr. Tom. It is a know fact that His Majesty has helped many Govts in not only getting release of their citizens but also brokering peace between nations because of his sound and friendly foreign policy of having very good relations with all Govts in the world.
    If any Govt wants to be successful in their foreign policy i think Oman is the best example. We as residents of this country have great love and respect for our leader His Majesty and we pray that the Almighty God shower his mighty blessings upon him with good health and our best wishes go out to the friendly Omani people.
    Also looking in the right prospective it is very clear that the collaboration of the Vatican and the Omani Govt which has helped in the release of Fr. Tom and if the Indian govt has contributed in anyway towards the release of Fr. Tom we appreciate its efforts.
    As His Majesty and the Pope Francis always propagate love and peace in this world let us also work towards this goal to make this world a better place for all to live.
    "Let hate and violence be of the past and let love and peace be of the present and future".

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  • Joseph Kiran, Modankap

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Thank you lord for saving your servant. Thanks to all who put sincere efforts to rescue Fr. Tom.

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    We have to thank everyone who made the slightest effort to free Fr. Tom. It is only human efforts which resulted in Fr. Tom's freedom.
    I would not thank God for Fr. Tom's release coz If God was so influential, Fr. Tom would not have been abducted in the first place. Your views please.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    @Shanker mangalore,whether you believe in God or not ,is not my business.But one thing is sure,without His help or wish nothing is happening.There is above us ,a power which is strong er than any other wordly power.Everyone calls it with his own name,why he allowed it?to test may be we dont know.when problems arise we call him for help, later we forget him,dont think of thanking for his help .may be He wanted the abducters to turn back to the right path? Anyway certainly His wish to bring back priest to help the needy somewhere where his help is needed.?Let us not question this but be happy a human life is saved.

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  • Sr Lilitta BS, Bethany Generalate, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    God is great! With God everything is possible. Indeed god heard the prayers of all! Hats off to Vatican intervention.

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Why God allowed Fr. Tom to get abducted and tortured?

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  • P Tony Rego, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Why did Jesus have to die for us?

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Great news but quite unfortunate that the political party is trying to garnish political mileage from this

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Also some are giving credit to Pope, who never bothered just because he was Indian!

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  • Nityanand, Bolje/Udyavara

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Guys, Do not praise a single person. Everyone put their efforts. Priest was abducted by terrorists and harassed by the employer in a foreign country. Sushmaji had put her efforts, but it is not that easy. I do praise the intervention of HM, but this was only after Vatican visit. Else they could have done a long time ago as we know priest was abducted in March 2016.
    Anyway praise the Lord for saving the life of a Catholic priest.

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  • RSRB, Kundapur/Singapur

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    After Modi took over India's government administration, things are better...
    Sultan Qaboos, an all weather friend of India from may years is another gem.....
    God is great in showing great mercy to priest Tom Uzhunnallil...

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  • Gregory, Vamanjoor/Muscat

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    We must praise and thank His Majesty Sultan of Oman for Fr Tom's release . There was no hand of Sushma Swaraj or Modi in this case. It was only after the visit of Vatican Emissary to Oman and in particular the meeting with His Majesty this happened. Long live our dear Sultan Qaboos

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  • Harish Hegde, Mangalore/Aramco (Saudi Arabia)

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Hello Hello guys. why thanks to Sushma, what she did? she as done nothing for Father Tom's release. Why the hell Sushma tweeted Fr Tom is been rescued? Sushma is talking as if she and BJP did any surgical strike to get Fr Tom released. Sushma Swaraj, Fr Tom was released with the help of Oman's Sultan after Vatican representative visited Oman.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    A good news.almost whole world prayed for his release.God heard it and now he is free.Thanks to all who were involved of his release ,our madam,vatican ,and not last Oman govt.too.One small thing we forget that thanks to the persos who kept him still alive ,not doing harm .Hope he is having good health and hope he will recover from his "days" in unknown captured place.Now onething ,forget it ,forgive them,and look forward to the days of some good samaritan work.

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  • Leeda Fernandes, Bellore-Denmark

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and celebrate, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.
    PRAISE THE LORD! Welcome back home dear Fr. Tom we all prayed for You. God is Great. Blessed are You too. Thanks who those helped Him to rlease. May God bless them.

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Prayers do get answered..!

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  • Mrs. L D'Souza, USA

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Glory be to God!! I have been praying for Fr. Tom. Thank you Lord for showing your mercy upon him!!

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi / Mumbai / STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Praise the Lord Jesus - I am so happy that Fr. Tom rescued from Yemen. Thanks to Mrs. Shushma Swaraj. GOD BLESS.

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  • Navin, Kundapur

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thank God, thanks for all, If anybody want clipping of Fr. Tom you can seen in Oman social media, then you can see the reality how the King of Oman Sultan Kaboos helped him to release and he sent private jet to Yemen to bring him to Oman…

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  • Praveen, Udupi

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Miracle of Jesus. He has heard our prayers. Thankyou Lord.

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  • Diana Serpes, Scarborough

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thank you, Jesus, for our Saviour, I prayed for his and Asia Bibi (who has been in jail for 3 yrs now in Pakistan )release and see what Jesus has done he released Fr. Tom from his captors.Thx to the Oman and Indian govt who worked in collaboration through the mighty powers of God .He was blameless and did not deserve to be abducted. I am also praying for Nabeel Qureshi (the Muslim convert to Christianity)to recover from his deteriorating health and he will get well soon by the. power of JC. Now Asia bibi and Nabeel Qureshi will meet their needs very soon . What an amazing God we have in JESUS , who is the alpha nd the Omega , can do anything and everything .Amen .God bless them all , what a joy for his release .

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    GOOD NEWS.

    Special thanks to the Omani and Indian services, and all those who helped. Many thanks and Big God Bless.

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  • prr, sullia

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thanks to Sushmaji who works under the leadership of Modiji.

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  • Vantage Point, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thanx to MEA S Swaraj and Oman govt under Sultan Kubboos who played vital role in release

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  • joseph monteiro, dubai

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    PRAISE AND THANK YOU JESUS. WE THANK YOU SUSHAMJI FOR YOUR GREAT EFFORTS
    FOR RESCUING FR. TOM. GOD BLESS YOU AND I WISH YOU GOOD HEALTH,
    ALSO YOU ARE A TRUE LEADER AND GREAT EXAMPLE FOR OUR INDIAN SOCIETY
    FOR HELPING INDIAN PEOPLE WHO FACE PROBLEMS AT ABROAD.
    ONCE AGAIN I WISH YOU GREAT SUCCESS IN YOUR LEADERSHIP IN COMING DAYS.

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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARNIMIKATTE MANGALORE

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    First of all thank our merciful God ; Yes all have played their part including the Government but our Priest has been rescued that's what matters: Praise The Lord

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  • Gracy Maria D'cruz, Dubai/Moodbidri

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Praise The Lord. I am so Happy

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  • gabriel, sagar

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Repeatedly the External Affair Ministry at New Delhi comes to the rescue of NRI stranded in the war zones of the mid-east regions. And the honourable External Affairs Minister Mrs. Sushma Swaraj ought to lauded for this great service to the people who are in distress. God be praised at the release of Fr. Tom and May God bless our External Affairs Minister.

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  • santhu, Mumbai/udupi

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Great news indeed.thanks everyone who made it possible.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    God is great.......

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  • George, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Too happy to know Fr Tom has been released,
    How I wish if only Govt of India puts efforts to release all those who are languishing and suffering in various places, and those who are in prisons.

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  • CLARA HELEN, MANGALORE, OMAN

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    I thank and praise God for the safe release of Fr. Tom. I specially ask God's special blessings upon His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. I declare that He is the best King and leader one could ever have. Long live His Majesty! May His Kingdom flourish 100 folds. Here in Oman all are so peaceful without any discrimination because of this noble King. God bless Him always with good health, happiness and peace!

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  • Hitesh, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Welcome back to India Fr.Tom.

    Thanks to highest level diplomacy & to Madam Sushma ji, the Best Foreign Minister India ever had & also to great PM Modi ji.

    #Jai NaMo

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  • Romey Dsouza, Mulky (Saudi Arabia)

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thank you Jesus for Fr. Tom Safe release

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thank God that abducted Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnalil has been rescued from the clutches of ISIS after more than a year. Sushma Swaraj and her team had put a lot of pressure on the Omam government. She has rescued many Indian expatriates both men and woman who were in trouble in the past and also present. No words to express on the loyalty of her dedicated work. She has many cases in front of her and I am sure she will successfully do her best.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    May God bless Fr.Tom Uzhunnalil..

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  • Paul D Souza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Great good news. Thank u lord Jesus.

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  • Peter, KSA

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Praise the Lord God almighty. Nothing is impossible to Him. Thank you Vatican and Sultan of Oman. Thanks to all those who prayed for servant of God's safe release. Our Master will deliver His followers from every evil. Once the tough job is completed, everyone will come forward to claim the success. In short, may God bless all those who sincerely tried to release the captive priest.

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  • roshan Andrade, Kemman / Oman

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    The Indian government could not succeed in securing release of Fr. Tom.

    it was all efforts from Vatican and Oman Government ... below is the press release from Times of Oman

    quote
    In response to the Royal Orders of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and as per a request from the Vatican to assist in the rescuing of a Vatican employee, the concerned authorities in the Sultanate, in coordination with the Yemeni authorities, have managed to find a Vatican government employee. He was transferred this morning to Muscat in preparation for his return home," the government said in a statement online.
    unquote

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  • Jonathan, UAE

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    In one hand you cannot clap so it is everyone efforts the Vatican/Sultan of Oman/Indian Mission under Sushma Swaraj/Bishop of UAE/Priests etc...specially all those keep Fr.Tom in their prayers. Happy to know God Almighty heard my humble prayer for Fr.Tom release.Thank you Jesus/Thank you Mother Mary/Thank you Almighty Go.c

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  • ODP, OMAN

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    All praises to HIS MAJESTY SULTAN QABOOS BIN SAID.

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  • FLORA DSOUZA, Kalmady - Jerimeri (Mumbai)

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thank & praise the Lord.. Great news.... Its a miracle during Mother Mary's Feast time. Hats off to Sushma Swaraj... May Mother Mary bless her abundantly.

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  • Abhi, Kasaragod

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Acchee Din.. Another milestone for Government

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  • Olinda, Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thank you Jesus Praise you Jesus for your divine protection over our Fr. Tom. Thanks to all those who have stormed heavens for his safety and release. Thanks to dear Madam for your support.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Praise the Lord ...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Due to FM’s sincere efforts, love and concern for a fellow human being,
    The Mission impossible turned out to be Mission possible. What a great deed!
    Also, we must remember that Millions of people’s prayers for Fr. Tom's well-being and safe return has been answered by Lord.
    She is one in a Million. (her way of talking and handling the matters) May God bless her.

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  • Mario, Dubai

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Great work by Sushma Swaraj. She proved that we all are first Human Being than respective religion. Thanks to Almighty God

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  • Aron Mathias, Karkala

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Power of prayers. Praise the Lord. Good news and hats off to Sushma Swaraj and her team. God bless them all.

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  • PRAVEEN, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thanks to alimghty god , Thanks to all the agency who worked for safe release of him, thanks to Govt.of India And special hanks to H.M.Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, King of Oman, govt of oman

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  • Rajesh D, Manglore, Dubai

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    ''In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage-I have conquered the world." Says The Lord.

    Let 100 people deceive you, cheat you, try to prove that you are wrong but you cling to the faith till the end, you will be the winner at the end. This is my personal experience.

    Thank you Sushmaji, we love you, God bless your family.

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Great news ........

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  • KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Fr.Tom returning /safe release from Yemen captivity is a matter of great joy for us.
    Do we need disagree'tag for this news to express our feelings...? DW ..please delete this tag .let this situation does not come to anybody....God bless.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Mighty victory over evil redeal. Rev. Fr. Tom great are your strength and faith in the Lord. All Praise to Him.
    Congrats to all the Nations authorities who helped in this noble cause to save life.
    Bolo Hindustan ki jai, Insaaniyath ki jai.

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  • Marian D'Souza, Falnir Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Credit for the release of the abducted priest should go entirely to Sushma Swaraj who has been working tirelessly behind the scenes since long. God Bless you Madam.

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  • KUMAR, KINNIGOLI

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    I AM HAPPY. THANK GOD.

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  • Laila Pinto, Mangalore7

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Thanks to Ms Sushma Swaraj for coming to the rescue of Fr Tom.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Congrats Fr. Tom & Government of India..

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  • Sumit Shanbhog, Manipal

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah,

    It was the result of royal orders from HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said ruler of Oman and initiative from Vatican. So, all the praise goes to HM Sultan Qaboos of Oman for securing his safe release.
    Indian External affairs has just passed on the information of his release.
    Let us not tom-tom it as achievement of Ms.Swaraj.

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  • Ganesh, Maniapl

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    Sunit, Manipal.
    You are right. it is all due to effort of Rahul Gandhi who talked to Donald Trump for release and Trump,in turn talked to Omani ruler. Nothing to do with Sushma. Rahul wanted to bring in his flight along with him,but he thought it will be late as he wanted relax for more days.

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

    Thanks to Ms Swaraj for her selfless efforts

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  • Joyce Lobo, mangalore bangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Praise the Lord

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  • Sharat, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    This is what we call "Ache Din".
    Jossy Mumbai - Uncomfortable Now........

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  • Naveen, Ujire, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    @ Sharat, Mangalore
    It was the result of royal orders from HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said ruler of Oman and initiative from Vatican. So, all the praise goes to HM Sultan Qaboos of Oman for securing his safe release.
    Indian External affairs had just passed on the information of his release.

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  • Stephen Dsouza, Dubai/Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Praise for Lord...Thank you Jesus...

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  • PINTO, Doha/Qatar

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Without any doubt Sushma Swaraj is the best Foreign Minister India ever had..

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Satya meva jayethe.

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Welcome back Father Tom. Your ordeal is over. You suffered on account of your zeal to proceed with your mission.

    God bless you

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  • Sampath, India

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Bolo modi mahaaraaj ki...jai....

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  • IVAN DSOZUA, muscat/bendoor

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Praise God and All are praying for him every day. Many thanks to our FM Ms. Swaraj and others.
    Best wishes to our dear Fr. Tom.

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  • Suresh, Moodbidri

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Diplomacy is supreme in India after 2014 irrespective of their religion............

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  • Antonio DSilva, Kuwait

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Yes it is only the unbiased efforts of one SUPER WOMAN the Indian External Affairs Minister Ms. Sushma Swaraj; please don't include all and sundry for a share of all praise that is only due to her!

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  • Suresh, Moodbidri

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    One super woman before 2014 ruler ruled through proxy and promoted dynasty dont have diplomacy capability.

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  • Naveen, Ujire, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 13 2017

    @ Suresh,
    First understand the fact that, it was the result of royal orders from HM Sultan Qaboos bin Said ruler of Oman and initiative from Vatican. So, all the praise goes to HM Sultan Qaboos of Oman for securing his safe release. Indian External affairs has just passed on the information of his release. Let us not tom-tom it as achievement of Ms.Swaraj.

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  • Sharath, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    Antonio DSilva, Kuwait..

    You won't accept the truth.

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  • roshan Andrade, Kemman / Oman

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    it was result of efforts from Vatican and oman government and not from our external ministry.

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  • Santosh R, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 12 2017

    finally.

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