Fr Prem Kumar SJ

Father Alexis Prem Kumar SJ has thanked God and the Indian Prime Minister for his release. He is expecting to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today after arriving back in Delhi yesterday.Indian Jesuit Fr Prem Kumar was abducted by the Taliban from Herat in Afghanistan on 2 June 2014. Indian officials said they would not be sharing details of the efforts that led to his release. However, as he emerged at Delhi airport, he told the waiting press: “God has saved me, I thank him first. It is...
Indian Jesuit Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ has been released by the Taliban after eight months in captivity.  Fr Prem had worked for three years  as Afghanistan country director for Jesuit Refugee Service in Herat province when he was abducted by gunmen in June last year. The release of Fr Kumar was negotiated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who tweeted earlier today:  “Have spoken to Father Alexis Prem Kumar. Informed happy family of Father Alexis Prem Kumar of his safe...