A former Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem who was convicted of smuggling arms for Palestinian militants has died aged 94.
Monsignor Hilarion Capucci served two years of a 12-year sentence in Israel before the Vatican helped secure his release . . .
Although he reportedly angered a number of American captives with his comments during a visit to check on their welfare in 1980, he did play a key role in the transfer of the bodies of eight US airmen killed in a failed rescue mission.