India - Jesuit released from abduction
Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar was released on Sunday, 22 February and has since returned to his native India. Father Kumar, the country director of JRS for Afghanistan, was kidnapped on 2nd June 2014 when he was on a visit to a school for Afghan refugee children from Iran and Pakistan, 34 km away from Herat. Fr. Stan Fernandes, JRS's regional director in South Asia, expresses his appreciation for the good efforts of all who strove hard to secure his release and gratitude in the regards of all who fervently prayed for father Alexis. To learn more... To watch Fr Kumar's video...