THE BLESSING: Did Russell Crowe Finally Get The Pope’s Blessing on the Movie, ‘NOAH’?

Published on March 24, 2014

After two failed attempts, Russell Crowe has finally met with Pope Francis and had the Holy Father’s blessing for his latest film Noah.

According to JustJared, Crowe, 49, had a brief meeting with the Pontiff and the pair were able to have a short discussion.

The actor said of his audience: with the Pope: ‘The Holy Father showed a great level of consistency with the things he’s been saying and things he’s been doing…It was an incredible privilege to be invited.

Last Wednesday Crowe attended the Pope’s weekly general address at the Vatican – Variety magazine claimed a meeting between Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore, director Darren Aronofsky and Crowe was tentatively scheduled.

However, according to the movie company the Vatican cancelled, saying Crowe’s appearance would be too disruptive.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Francis’ brief meeting with the actor may have happened later that night.

This is seemingly confirmed by Crowe, who on Twitter that night wrote ‘ciao Roma, my love for your eternal light just grows deeper. Thank you holy father @Pontifex for the blessing.’

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