A church atop a hill in the southern Yemeni city of Aden.
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March 28, 2016 11:32 AM EDT

The Archbishop of Vienna says ISIS crucified a Catholic priest on Good Friday.

ISIS had kidnapped Rev. Thomas Uzhunnalil from a nursing home in Yemen on March 4. At an Easter Vigil Mass on Sunday, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn confirmed that the militant group had killed him the same way Jesus was killed.

Uzhunnalil was taken in the raid on a nursing home run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, during which ISIS members killed 16 nurses and nuns. He was from India, where the government has tried to save the priest since his capture. Government officials have not commented on his death.

[The Washington Times]

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