My family and I had a blessed Easter. We didn’t turn on the television, the radio, or the internet the entire day and spent a wonderful day together. This morning I was so saddened to see the news from this weekend.
Everyone was aware last week that an ISIS related group had taken Fr. Tom as a hostage and was threatening to crucify him on Good Friday. We all prayed it wouldn’t occur. But sadly, it seems it has. The Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, told a congregation gathered in St. Stephen’s Cathedral that Fr. Tom had been crucified, according to the Daily Mail. Thus far there’s been no video confirmation but this certainly seems like a terrible tragedy may very well have occurred.
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