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Kurt Weiland

External Affairs Director
Office of Special Affairs International

Kurt Weiland, a native of Austria, is External Affairs Director of the Office of Special Affairs of the Church of Scientology International and a member of the Board of Directors of the Church of Scientology International.

Mr. Weiland is a spokesperson for the Church’s international legal affairs and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune and national legal publications. He has also served as a spokesperson for the Church in Europe, and his statements have appeared in the media in Germany, England and most other countries, including Russia.

An ordained Scientology minister, Mr. Weiland became a Scientologist in 1973 and a Church staff member in 1974. He has worked at all levels of the Church’s ecclesiastical management. In the 1970s, as an executive with the Church of Scientology in Munich, he became familiar with every aspect of administering a local parish. Following this, Mr. Weiland became the Director of Public Affairs for the churches in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In 1981, he assumed responsibility for government and legal affairs for all Churches of Scientology in Europe and the Near East.

In 1987, Mr. Weiland assumed his current executive position with the Church of Scientology International.

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