Indianapolis, Ind., Oct 5, 2012 / 01:07 am
The family of Indiana priest Father Christiaan Kappes and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis are concerned about his apparent disappearance in Greece.
"We are praying for the well-being of Father Kappes and his family and for Father Kappes' safe return to the United States," the archdiocese said Oct. 4. "We are concerned that Father Kappes' family has not been able to contact him in recent days. The archdiocese also has not been able to locate him."
The 37-year-old priest, a native of Indiana, had been engaged in doctoral studies in Athens on Orthodox Christian theology at the request of the Vatican.
Greg Otolski, executive director of communications for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, told CNA the circumstances of the priest's disappearance are still unclear.