Scientologists in Sweden recognized as church
March 14, 2000
The Scientology Organization has been acknowledged as a church in Sweden.
Stockholm (dpa) - That was reported by the Stockholm newspaper, "Svenska
Dagbladet." The basis of it is a church law that went into effect at the turn of the
year by which the status of the Protestant churches has also been changed into a state
church. In November, Sweden's revenue office recognized the Scientology Organization as a
charitable, idealist association without goals of profit.
Sweden recognizes Scientologists
Luxemburg/Stockholm aft - The Scientology Organization has been recorded in Sweden as a
"religious association." A government spokeswoman said yesterday that no special
rights were associated with it, just that the organization was recognized as a legal
persona. In the European Court yesterday, Scientology won a process against France for
restriction of investiture. In the judgment the possibility effected by French law was
contested which blocked foreign investors for "disturbing the public order, health or