Christiaan Kaapes. (Photo courtesy: archindy.org)
Updated: Monday, 08 Oct 2012, 12:35 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 08 Oct 2012, 9:13 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has released a statement on the recent location of Father Kappes.
"The Archdiocese of Indiana was elated to learn from Father Christiaan Kappes' family that Father Kappes is alive and safe. We are hopeful that he soon will be returning to the United States. We thank everyone for their prayers and support for Father Kappes and ask that people continue to pray for his safe return to Indiana. We also would like to thank the Vatican and all the authorities who have been searching for Father Kappes"
The Find Father Kappes Facebook page announced that Father Kappes was safe early Monday morning. "He made it out and made contact. He is in good health."
The website later posted that Father Kappes and his translator have gotten out of Greece and are in another country. The pair made contact with Kappes' family and let them know they would be coming home as soon as they could.
In a press briefing on October 4, the State Department confirmed Christiaan Kappes was missing.
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