Religion: Greece's Other Coup

Through the centuries, the Orthodox Church of Greece has learned to live with many kinds of political power. So when the monarchy was abolished in June, Archbishop leronymos of Athens, for 18 years a chaplain at the royal palace, dutifully sent his bishops an order to eliminate prayers for the royal family from all church services. Such outward meekness has masked considerable turmoil of another kinda struggle over power and reform within the bishops' own ranks.

When the junta of right-wing army colonels seized power in Greece in 1967, they promised, with characteristic fervor,...

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