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Scientology is fighting for its future in France

Title: Scientology is fighting for its future in France
Date: Wednesday, 2 October 1996
Publisher: International Herald Tribune
Author: Barry James
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PARIS: The Church of Scientology is battling charges in a Lyon courtroom that it is a manipulative and fraudulent cult that practices false medicine and hounded one of its followers to his death. The case could derail the sect's campaign to be accepted as a mainstream faith in several European countries. Last week, it began beaming satellite television advertisements to Britain, its biggest recruiting ground in Europe, despite not being recognized there as a bona fide religion. The advertisements stress a ... [Read the rest at]