During a conference on 28 March 2004 in Ukraineís capital Kyiv on ďHuman Rights in the International and Ukrainian Context,Ē representatives of the Church of Scientology announced their plans to register their own church.
ďWe are currently in the process of registering a church,Ē said Dmytro Tsymbalist, spiritual leader of the Church of Scientology in Kyiv. ďToday, we donít have any difficulties with this and only need time to consider the documents. We also have a small apartment where people gather and make confessions,Ē he added.
According to Ukraineís legislation, the statutes of religious organizations in Ukraine are registered by the National Committee on Religious Matters.
According to the information agency ďForUm,Ē certain political forces can use the Church of Scientology, which the agency describes as scandalously notorious, before the upcoming elections.
The agency also maintains it is not clear why the Church of Scientology decided to register its community in Ukraine now. In Russia, the rush around this religious organization ended about five years ago.
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