Katie Holmes has turned her back on ex Tom Cruise's controversial belief, Scientology, by registering with a Catholic church in New York, it has been claimed
According to a report in the Huffington Post, the actress has re embraced her childhood Catholic faith and become a parishioner at the Church of St Francis Xavier near her Manhattan apartment.
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."
Katie's parents are devout Catholics.
Now the big question is will Katie and Tom's six-year-old daughter Suri be brought up as a Catholic rather than follow her father's eccentric Scientology beliefs? She had been attending a Scientology school.
But the claims have been questioned by the Christian Post
, who was told by a church official that Katie was not listed on the church's registry.
But the plot thickens, and the article continues: "Although St Francis Xavier Church has denied having Katie Holmes as a new member, it is not uncommon for churches to attempt to maintain a certain level of privacy for particularly high-profile parishioners. If Holmes has chosen St Francis Xavier Church as her place of worship during her time in NYC, time will surely tell ... or at least one of her fellow parishioners might."
Katie, 33, reportedly surprised her husband of five years with a petition for divorce
two weeks ago. Cruise, a devout member of the Church of Scientology, was caught off guard by Holmes' petition and demands, which reportedly include sole custody of their six-year-old daughter Suri.
The couple have come to an agreement in record time
, which reportedly included Holmes' request that Suri be kept from the teachings of Scientology.
But TMZ reports
that the stipulations actually require both parents to avoid discussing certain religious topics with their daughter until she is of a certain age.
People magazine published statement from Holmes' attorney, Jonathan Wolfe, who revealed: "The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life."
We wonder whether this new chapter will include a new church and religious teachings for Suri.
- Party girl
Suri’s found a pair of real <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/04/06/suri-cruise-birthday-13-000-circus-party/" target="_blank">party</a> shoes in these fancy gold T-bar sandals, and, never one to not get value from her wardrobe, these made quite a few appearances before, naturally, Suri out grew them.</p>
- Out with the old, and in with the new
Ditching gold for silver, Suri squeezes her feet into another pair of heels for a day out. Looks like mum took the easy option of comfy flats for the pair’s walkabout though.</p>
- Heels on the beach
The little lady recently hit the <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/05/31/suri-cruise-steps-out-in-heels-on-the-beach/" target="_blank">beach </a>for a day with her mum, but forgot her flip flops! Instead she tackled the sand in these, gorgeous, but completely impractical, gold heels, complete with party dress, of course.</p>
- Suri in slippers
Ditching the heels, if only for one night only, Suri looks ready for bed in these fantastic pig slippers. Great to see her wearing something fun rather than so grown up. Didn’t fancy joining her, Katie?</p>
- Flower power
Never one to be a wall erm, flower, Suri turned heads when she stepped out a pair of floral slip-on heels, colour clashing brilliantly with a pink heart print dress and stylish mac.</p>
- Not a good look
Not as bad as socks and sandals, but these thick socks and dainty pumps don’t quite work, especially on such tiny tootsies. Lost your fashionista style already, Suri?</p>
- Comfort at last
Hurrah! Suri’s discovered comfort. Here she is, finally, in flat, comfy boots. Clearly she doesn’t want to get those booties dirty though, opting for a carry instead…</p>
- Ballerina beauty
Off to dance class? Nope, just a fancy tutu and ballet pump combo to battle the New York rain. Hey, at least she’s got a brolly, right?</p>
- Grrrrrrrreat choice!
Loving the leopard print on this pair, and there’s not a heel in sight!</p>
- Dad, I need you!
Looks like the stacked heels got a little too much for sleepy Suri. Luckily Tom’s on hand to scoop her, and her heels up for a carry.</p>