Former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen dies at 96

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen has died at 96.

The Roman Catholic archdiocese says Hunthausen died Sunday at his home in Helena, Montana.

Hunthausen served as the bishop of Helena from 1962 to 1975 and as archbishop of Seattle from 1975 to 1991. The archdiocese said he was the last living American bishop to have participated in all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council, called by the pope in the early 1960s to modernize the church.

Hunthausen was known for his support of nuclear disarmament, the poor, gay rights and greater roles for women in the church. The IRS garnished his wages after he withheld half of his income tax to protest the nuclear arms buildup in the 1980s.

His advocacy prompted an investigation by the Vatican, which temporarily required him to share power with another bishop.