The Cairo-based news organization Watani International reports that an Egyptian-born Coptic monk serving in Sudan has been kidnapped.

Rev. Ghabrial al-Antony was working on his brother’s farm in Sudan’s Darfur region, Watani quoted Rev. Boulos Fouad of the Coptic Church in Khartoum as saying. Fouad said three men tied up the brother and left with al-Antony. “We don’t know who they are or why they kidnapped him,” Watani quoted him as saying. Its report, posted 17 April, did not indicate the date on which the kidnapping occurred.

Fouad said the bishop of Khartoum, Anba Eliya, is working with the Sudanese government to find and release al-Antony.