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Scientology could be banned in France

The Church of Scientology is on trial for fraud in France

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The Church of Scientology is on trial in Paris for organized fraud after a woman accused the church of pressuring her into paying £18,400 (nearly $33,000 Canadian) on lessons, books and medicines she allegedly was told would cure her poor mental state after being offered a free personality test. While the church denies any mental manipulation, if the organization loses the case it could be banned in France since the country regards it as a sect and not a religion. Germany declared the Church unconstitutional last year, while a Spanish court ruled the Church should be re-entered into the country’s register of officially recognized religions.

BBC News

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