Thousands Celebrate New Scientology Church in Renowned Historic Villa

More than 7,000 Scientologists and their guests gathered from across Italy and Europe to celebrate the grand opening of the Church of Scientology Ideal Organization (Ideal Org) of Padova on Saturday, October 27.

| PADOVA, ITALY • OCTOBER 27, 2012 | More than 7,000 Scientologists and their guests gathered from across Italy and Europe to celebrate the grand opening of the Church of Scientology Ideal Organization (Ideal Org) of Padova on Saturday, October 27. Church officials presided over the opening joined by national, provincial and city dignitaries. The Church’s new home is the historic Villa Francesconi-Lanza in Padova’s northern district of Arcella. Originally constructed circa 1744 for … [Read more...]

Scientology arrives in Tel Aviv

Gregory Thomas of the Washington Post's  Under God blog writes about "the opening of a Center for Scientology in the Jewish city of Tel Aviv – the first Ideal Scientology Organization in the Middle East": "The center, which inhabits a theater built in the 1930s, will function as a place of worship for Scientologists in one of the Middle East’s most popular international destinations. It will also “provide Scientology-sponsored humanitarian programs” around Tel Aviv." … [Read more...]

Ribbon Falls on Ideal Center of Scientology for the Middle East

Center of Scientology Tel Aviv

On August 21, national and city dignitaries as well as religious leaders joined Scientologists from Israel and 27 nations to celebrate the opening of the new Center of Scientology in Tel Aviv. The Center is the first Ideal Scientology Organization (Ideal Org) in the Middle East and designed to both serve the growing membership and provide Scientology-sponsored humanitarian programs throughout the region. Located on Jerusalem Boulevard in Tel Aviv’s ancient port city of Jaffa, the Center’s … [Read more...]

Ribbon Falls on Ideal Org in the Birthplace of Scientology

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Amid a burst of confetti and a flight of balloons, the ribbon was parted on the new Church of Scientology Ideal Organization of Phoenix on Saturday, June 23. More than 1,500 Scientologists, neighbors and dignitaries joined Church officials for the dedication ceremony. Located on the northeast corner of 44th Street and Indian School Road, the new Church stands just a mile south of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s historic home in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. It was there in 1952 he … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology plans church in Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix

The Church of Scientology International is opening a 45,000-square-foot church in the Arcadia neighborhood of east Phoenix as part of an ongoing effort to expand the church's presence worldwide. Spokeswoman Erin Banks said since the global expansion began about five years ago, the organization has opened more than 20 new churches, including churches in Cincinnati, Sacramento and Hamburg, Germany, in the last three months. The new Phoenix church will occupy the former Fairmount Square … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE: St. Paul Scientology Church Gives Tour

Fox 9 in the Twin Cities toured the new Church of Scientology in St. Paul, Minnesota, and this published this video and story on their site: ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Church of Scientology is often a lightning rod for controversy, but the religion known for its congregation of celebrities just opened up a new center in St. Paul and gave an exclusive tour to FOX 9 News. Founded by L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1950s, the church has had a presence in the Twin Cities since 1962. Now, there are more … [Read more...]


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