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Famous People You Didn't Know Were Roman Catholic

Updated October 13, 2018 11.3k views27 items

Perhaps it's not surprising that so many actors, singers, and athletes were raised as members of the Roman Catholic church – it's the largest Christian church in the world. Some famous Roman Catholic celebs lit up the silver screen, while other Roman Catholic celebrities are musicians. Many famous Roman Catholics speak openly about how faith has impacted their lives.

Who will you find on this list of famous people you didn't know were Roman Catholic? Following her divorce from the famous Scientologist Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman found her way back to the Catholic Church. She married her current husband, Keith Urban, in a Roman Catholic ceremony. Katie Holmes also returned to the Catholic Church following her divorce from Tom Cruise. She reportedly attends the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

Mark Wahlberg has stated that his Catholic faith is "the most important" part of his life. "I don't try to push it on anybody and I don't try to hide it," he said. Other famous Roman Catholic celebs include Bradley Cooper, Denise Richards, and Sean Connery.

Which Roman Catholic celebrity do you think is the most religious? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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  • Just like Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes returned to the Catholic Church following her divorce from Tom Cruise. She reportedly attends the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America

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  • John Wayne
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    John Wayne ran in Catholic circles throughout his life. However, he did not convert to the religion until shortly before his death in 1979.

    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1907-1979)
    • Birthplace: Winterset, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
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    Catherine Zeta-Jones is a practicing Catholic; her husband, Michael Douglas, is Jewish.

    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom

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  • Mark Wahlberg
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    Mark Wahlberg has stated that his Catholic faith is "the most important" part of his life. "I don't try to push it on anybody and I don't try to hide it," he said.

    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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