To help you distinguish the authentic reports regarding the situation of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, SDB, from the false rumors doing the rounds, here is a list of credible primary sources:
✅ The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of the Government of Indiahttp://www.mea.gov.in
✅ Archbishop Paul Hinder OFMCap, Apostolic Vicar of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (AVOSA) which includes Yemenhttp://avosa.org
✅ The Provincial / Provincial Secretary of the Salesian Province ofBangalore to which Fr Tom SDB belongs. http://dbbangalore.org
✅ The General Council of the Salesian Congregation based in Romehttp://sdb.org/en
Please do not give credence to reports coming from other sources (eg. some convent of sisters, other bishops/cardinals/priests,
astrologers/godpersons/newsanchors/politicians, etc.) unless the news has been confirmed by any of the above-mentioned primary sources.
Archbishop Paul Hinder said on Monday, 28th March that he has “strong indications that Fr Tom is still alive in the hands of the kidnappers”. Spreading false rumors and unconfirmed reports might actually jeopardize the safety of Fr Tom.
The best that we can do at present is to pray to the Almighty for him, his close relatives and all persons who are persecuted for their faith.#PrayforFrTom