The Dallas Morning News - August 28, 1999

Greek Orthodox dissidents to disband

The dissident lay group that was instrumental in the resignation of Archbishop Spyridon of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has announced it will disband. "We're putting down our muskets and going back to our plows," said Dean Popps, a Virginia businessman who served as media spokesman for Greek Orthodox American Leaders (GOAL). Mr. Popps said the GOAL board voted formally to disband Sunday. GOAL also announced it was canceling its October meeting scheduled for Providence, R.I., as a sign of its "confidence" in Archbishop Spyridon's replacement, Bishop Demetrios of Greece.

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