Archbishop Capucc

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Syrian Arabic Republic 791

     In 1974 the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Capucci was arrested, tried and convicted of smuggling arms to the Palestinians. In 1977 he was released from prison t by Israelis. On the stamp issued by Syria in 1977 Archbishop Capucci is pictured in front of prison bars beside a map of an undivided Palestine colored red.

SCN 791