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Scientology ‘Ideal Org’: Padua, Italy

 
Via Pontevigodarzere, 10
Padua 35133
049/8756317

Went Ideal: October 27, 2012

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Miscavige quote: “We come to a new inscription on the tablet of Italian history. For today we engrave your pledge to Padova in marble and stone—a pledge to bring our help and the infinite wisdom of L. Ron Hubbard’s technology to this region. It’s an inscription that will never suffer the ravages of time nor turn to dust with the winds of change. For in the same spirit with which you restored this landmark to glory and so built this Church, it is now within your power to restore the glory of life to every community and individual therein.”

[Since 2003, Scientology leader David Miscavige has been on an ambitious quest to upgrade every one of Scientology’s “orgs” — its name for churches. One after another, orgs are being replaced by “Ideal Orgs” in what Miscavige claims represents an expansion of the church’s reach. Local members are under intense pressure to raise funds for the multimillion-dollar projects, but there’s no evidence that fancier facilities are bringing in new members. We’re maintaining pages for each Ideal Org, and we’re hoping you’ll help us keep up to date about these places by sending us information about them.]

 

Scientology’s caption: “MR. DAVID MISCAVIGE, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion (second from right) dedicated the Church. Among those participating in the ceremony were (left to right): Alderman for Security, Immigration and Volunteer Activities for the Province of Padova, Mr. Enrico Pavanetto; Senator of the Republic of Italy for Veneto, the Honorable Maurizio Saia; and Mayor of Grantorto, Mr. Luciano Gavin.”

 
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