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7/12/2012 (2 years ago)

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Church of St. Francis Xavier excited to welcome Holmes to fold

Fleeing her marriage with movie star Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes has relocated to New York City - and rejecting Cruise's Scientology, has registered with the Church of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Fleeing her marriage with movie star Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes has relocated to New York City - and rejecting Cruise's Scientology, she has registered with St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Fleeing her marriage with movie star Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes has relocated to New York City - and rejecting Cruise's Scientology, she has registered with St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/12/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in Celebrity

Keywords: Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Scientology, divorce, settlement


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Holmes' decision to register as a parishioner at the church has been met with excitement by the congregation. "Everyone is thrilled to have Katie join us," one member of the church choir told the Huffington Post.

"She has not yet attended a service, but when she does she will be welcomed with open arms.'

The Church of St. Francis Xavier, which dates back to 1847, "strives to be a prophetic, welcoming community, inclusive witness to the presence of Christ Jesus in our midst," according to its mission statement.

Holmes' decision to register with the church is seen as a way of distancing herself from Scientology.

Holmes is believed to have sole custody of the six-year-old daughter she had with Cruise, Suri. It's believed that the girl will now be raised in her mother's faith.

Katie is reportedly so adamant that Suri won't have anything to do with Scientology that she insisted on an "ironclad" clause in her divorce settlement from Tom to prevent her daughter from even attending parties, if they have any link to Scientology.

Suri is also forbidden to attend any of the organization's churches or centers. The settlement allegedly stipulates that Suri isn't permitted to be exposed to anything Scientology-related, and this includes going to any Scientology churches, parties, etc.

Tom is reportedly "still reeling" from Katie's decision to leave him. It is reported in some sources he was surprised by the clandestine way in which she approached the split.

Katie ensured that every aspect of her decision to leave was kept a secret from Cruise by using disposable mobile phones, and moving into a new apartment in New York in order to guarantee that Tom would not have an opportunity to stop the process.

"She knew she had to have everything locked down before she pulled the trigger, because there could be no wiggle room if she didn't want this to turn into a long, drawn-out battle," an unidentified source told People magazine.

"Tom was a happy man and thought he had a happy life. He keeps asking, 'What's happening?'"

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