Hilarion Capucci


Age: 94

Greek Melkite Catholic archbishop in Jerusalem, Israel when he was convicted in 1976 of using his diplomatic status to smuggle arms to Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank who had a history of activism linked to the Palestinian and other Middle East conflicts, who served two years of a 12-year sentence in an Israeli prison for the conviction, then was released owing to Vatican intervention and deported.

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

Born: March 2, 1922

Died: January 1, 2017

Rome, Italy