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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Missing Priest In Greece

For the last few days, I've been following the case of Father Christiaan Kappas (or Kappes), a priest of the diocese of Indianapolis who has been studying in Athens under the aegis of some Vatican institute.

The details and timeline of events from a week ago when Father Kappas went missing are emerging slowly, but the gist of it is that last weekend and on Monday he contacted his family in a state of fear and told them of people wanting him and his translator friend dead due to an inheritance.

Last Monday, the pair visited the police, the US embassy, the airport, and the US embassy again before disappearing.  At the second stop at the US embassy, Father Kappas spoke to his family for the last time and they haven't heard from him since.

Father Kappas' sister Nadia is updating her Facebook page with information as it is learned by the family in Indiana. There is a thread at Websleuths, a form where missing persons and famous cases are discussed.

Please join me in prayers for the safe return of Father Kappas and his translator.