Uzhunnalil was abducted by ISIS militants which attacked an old-age home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in southern Yemeni city of Aden.
The release of Father Tom Uzhannalil, who is from Ramapuram in Kerala, south India, was announced on Twitter on Tuesday by India's external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala also said that he was happy at the rescue of Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil has finally been released after being kidnapped more than 18 months ago. "We are very thankful to Sushma Swaraj and all the others who worked towards his release". Uzhunnalil will be soon brought back to India. Pope Francis has prayed for the kidnapped Salesian on several occasion, including on 3 May when he met with a group of Salesian novices in Rome. Four gunmen posing as relatives of one of the residents killed four Indian nuns, two Yemeni staff members, eight elderly residents and a security guard. "The Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs took personal interest in securing the release of Fr Tom". He has already been transferred to Muscat from where he will return to his home in Kerala tonight. We thank all men and women of good will who stood with us with prayer and encouragement. He was rescued with the help of the Oman Government, according to reports.
Muscat said it had secured his release.
He then in the message had pleaded, "My dear family people, do what you can to help me be released".
Meanwhile preparations began at Father Uzhunnalil residence in Kerala's Kottayam distrcit, to welcome him.
Later in 2016, December, another video emerged, in which Father Tom Uzhunalil even criticised the government for his situation.
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