Scientology sees historic growth

January 3, 2010 at 4:06 am (Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology) (, , , )

Toledo Blade, 2 January 2010

In a tumultuous year in which most religious groups scraped by or tried to hold their own, the Church of Scientology reported its biggest expansion in history in 2009. The church that was founded in 1954 by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard said it has expanded to more than 8,000 churches, missions, and affiliated groups in 165 nations. Its in-house publication arm, Bridge Publications, Inc., opened a 274,000-square-foot digital printing and manufacturing facility in Los Angeles that has the capacity to print half a million books and 925,000 CDs every week. It also opened a publishing facility in Copenhagen. David Miscavige, Scientology’s ecclesiastical leader and chairman of the board of its Religious Technology Center, announced the completion of a four-year project to produce 32 films of Mr. Hubbard’s lectures. The Church of Scientology also completed a $40 million renovation and restoration of the Fort Harrison Hotel, its spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Fla.

New churches opened last year in Dallas, Nashville, Washington, Rome, and Malmo, Sweden.

The church’s total assets and property holdings internationally have doubled since 2004. Tommy Davis, a Scientology spokesman in Los Angeles, told The Blade (More on



  1. Anon said,

    Why do you post the same stuff on 2 blogs? Propaganda?

    • Louanne said,

      It’s so important, so I can’t repeat it often enough!

      – L

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