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Nicole returns to Church to wed

PREPARATIONS for actress Nicole Kidman and country singer Keith Urban’s anticipated June 25 wedding have helped guide her back to the Catholic Church, said a priest who knows her.

“For Nicole, you know this is a spiritual homecoming, coming back to the Church and her faith in her old parish,” said Jesuit Father Paul Coleman, a longtime friend of the Kidman family who advised them on the annulment of Nicole’s marriage to Tom Cruise.

Fr Coleman is chaplain at Mary Mackillop Chapel in North Sydney, one of two Jesuit-run parishes in Sydney archdiocese.

In January, Nicole mentioned the chapel as a possible wedding venue. The Kidman family lives nearby, and the parish is where Nicole and her sister, Antonia, went to school.

Nicole, accompanied by her parents, Anthony and Janelle, attended Good Friday and Easter Sunday services there.

However, Fr Coleman said the chapel has no booking for the wedding.

Fr Coleman said Nicole’s other speculated pick for her wedding, the chapel at her old school, Monte Sant’Angelo College, is “doubtful”.

“I don’t believe either chapel is large enough to accommodate such a social wedding,” he said.

In recent months, it has been reported that Nicole has studied theology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, as “a return to her Catholic roots”.


Written by: Staff writers
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