Indiana priest reported missing in Greece

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it's working with Greek officials to locate a Roman Catholic priest from Indiana who went missing in Athens this week.

The Rev. Christiaan Kappes' (KAP'-us) family says the 36-year-old priest had been studying in Greece, but feared for his life. Kappes' sister told The Indianapolis Star that her brother told the family Monday that he might be killed by his translator's relatives.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Kappes visited the embassy in Athens on Monday, but didn't request safe haven. Nuland says he got up and left and U.S. officials don't know where he went and haven't spoken to him since.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis says, "We're obviously really concerned about the fact that no one is able to reach him and we're asking people to pray for his safety."

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