Katie Holmes 'registers with Catholic church in New York' after breaking free from Scientology and Tom Cruise
15:23 GMT, 11 July 2012
The final snub: Katie Holmes has registered at a Catholic church in New York, it has been claimed
Katie Holmes has finally turned her back on the controversial religion of Scientology by registering with a Catholic church in New York, it has been claimed.
According to a new report, the actress has formally confirmed her return to Catholicism by signing up to the Church of St. Francis Xavier.
And Katie's decision to register as a parishioner at the church has been met with excitement by the congregation.
One member of the church choir told the Huffington Post: 'Everyone is thrilled to have Katie join us.
'She has not yet attended a
service, but when she does she will be welcomed with open arms.'
On its website, 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.
The actress' decision to register with the church is sure to be seen as her final way of distancing herself from Scientology.
And the move is also the latest sign that Katie and Tom's six-year-old daughter Suri, of whom Katie is believed to have sole custody, will follow in the actress' Catholic footsteps, rather than follow her father and his devotion to Scientology.
Today it was revealed that the church, which was founded by L. Rob Hubbard allegedly believes it's most famous celebrity convert has telekinetic and telepathic powers.
An investigation by Rolling Stone back in 2006 revealed that he had reached an advanced level of Scientology and was known as an ‘Operating Thetan’ or an ‘OT’.
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Religious centre: Katie is said to have registered as a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis Xavier
The author of the investigation, Janet Reitman, explained that OTs ‘have total control over themselves and their environment.
Blindsided: Katie is said to have stunned Tom with the call when she told him she was leaving him
‘OTs can allegedly move inanimate
objects with their minds, leave their bodies at will and telepathically
communicate with, and control the behaviour of, both animals and human
Tom, who has practised the religion for 30 years, is understood to be at the advanced stage of OT VII, and has allegedly reached a rarefied state of enlightenment after completing the steps known as the Bridge to Total Freedom.
According to reports, Katie is 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 the controversial religion.
Suri is also reportedly forbidden from going to any of the organisation's churches.
Under terms of the settlement, Suri
isn’t permitted to be exposed to anything Scientology-related, and this
includes going to any Scientology churches, parties, etc.
'Katie made sure that this was ironclad in the agreement,' a source told Radar Online.
Meanwhile, Tom is reportedly 'still reeling' from Katie's decision to leave him, because of the secretive way in which she approached the split.
According to People magazine. Katie ensured that every aspect of her decision to leave was kept a secret by using disposable mobile phones, and moving into a new apartment in New York – so that Tom would never have an opportunity to stop the process.
A source told People: '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.
'Tom was a happy man and thought he had a happy life. He keeps asking, “What's happening” '
What will Suri do It is believed that Katie is keen for her six-year-old daughter Suri to follow in her Catholic footsteps rather than having anything to do with her father's controversial Scientologist beliefs
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