Famous People You Didn't Know Were Roman Catholic
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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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.
- Age: 55
- Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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Sean Connery is reportedly Roman Catholic, though he rarely discusses religion with the public.
- Age: Dec. at 90 (1930-2020)
- Birthplace: Fountainbridge, United Kingdom
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Julia Roberts was raised Catholic, but she converted to Hinduism as an adult. "I have no intention of demeaning any other religion simply because of my fondness for Hinduism. I don't believe in comparing religions or human beings. A comparison is a very mean thing to do. I have received real spiritual satisfaction through Hinduism," she said.
- Age: 55
- Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia, United States of America
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Mel Gibson has stated that he follows traditional Roman Catholic views, though he tries to be open minded about other religions. "It is possible for people who are not even Christian to get into the kingdom of heaven," he said.
- Age: 67
- Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States of America
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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: 44
- Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
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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, USA