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The long-awaited opening of the new Church of Scientology in Mexico City (known in Mexico as Instituto Tecnolágico de Dianética or Church of Scientology ITD) just came to pass, heralding the first Ideal Church of Scientology for Mexico.
As reported on ScientologyNews.org,
Led by a 30-man mariachi orchestra and colorful traditional dancers, 7,000 Scientologists and guests hailed the grand opening of the new National Scientology Ideal Organization for Mexico in the heart of Mexico City. Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, officiated the historic occasion.
The ceremony marked the conclusion of a full-scale reconstruction and design of Mexico City’s Juarez Building. Directly adjacent to Mexico’s Fine Arts Palace and neighboring the National Supreme Court, the National Bank and the National Palace, it stands as a six-story contemporary cultural landmark. Fully configured to be a physical embodiment of the religion, the building includes an extensive Public Information Center with 17 multimedia displays that presents and illustrates Scientology beliefs, the life of its Founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and the full array of its many social betterment and community outreach programs. In full, these displays provide a concise but panoramic view of the religion to visitors, students and others desiring to learn more about Scientology.
The new national Scientology Mexico Ideal Organization was dedicated July 10, 2010, in ceremonies attended by 7,000 Scientologists and their guests. Officiating was Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, joined by civic leaders and government officials. Thousands toured the new building and its Public Information Center after the ribbon was cut and the doors opened.
Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, dedicated the new national Scientology Mexico Ideal Organization on July 10, 2010, with civic leaders, government officials and 7,000 Scientologists and their guests in attendance.
The spectacular sky-lit atrium rises through the center of the new Scientology Organization of Mexico. Its 52-foot tall Mexican limestone wall is inscribed with the words of L. Ron Hubbard, including the Aims of Scientology: “…civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where Man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology”.
Thousands tour through the Public Information Center in the newly renovated Scientology Mexico Ideal Organization containing multimedia displays presenting the beliefs and practices of the Scientology religion and the life and legacy of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. The Information Center is open to the public daily for self-guided tours.
The new national Scientology Ideal Organization for Mexico stands at the heart of Mexico City directly adjacent to Mexico’s Fine Art Palace and the neighboring National Bank, Mexico’s Supreme Court and the National Palace. At six stories, the 55,000 square foot landmark building is now the largest Church of Scientology in Latin America.
The Chapel of the new national Scientology Organization Mexico serves parishioners and guests for Sunday services, weddings, naming ceremonies and other congregational gatherings.