Dec 26, 2016 / 14:32 pm
A Salesian priest kidnapped in Yemen on March 4 personally appealed for Pope Francis' help in an unconfirmed video posted to YouTube Dec. 26.
"Dear Pope Francis…as a father, please take care of my life," Father Tom Uzhunnalil said. "My health is deteriorating; I am in need of hospitalization soon. Please come to my help quickly."
The priest also urged the Church and government in his home nation of India to come to his aid.
"Several months have gone by and my captors have made many contacts with the government of India to get me released," the priest said. "I am very sad that nothing has been done seriously in my regard.