Russel Crowe’s (Noah Movie) meeting with Pope Francis a “washout”

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The Noah star was supposed to have a reserved place in the VIP section of the Pope’s general audience so the leader of the Catholic church could give his approval to the £70million film.

But according to film company Paramount the Vatican cancelled, saying Crowe’s appearance would be too disruptive.

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Editor’s note: Don’t feel bad, Russell – I can’t get a meeting with my bishop, either!

Perhaps this time, he won’t be “misquoted”?

Vatican City, Mar 12, 2014 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As the first pontiff to meet with those who are blind and deaf in an exclusive audience, Pope Francis will hold the gathering later this month – an encounter participants are highly anticipating.

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Bush Visits With Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican

Vatican statement…

This morning, Friday 13 June 2008, George W. Bush, President of the United States of America was received in audience by His Holiness Benedict XVI.

In order to respond to the cordiality of the welcome received by the Supreme Pontiff during his recent visit to the United States of America, the audience followed a special protocol …

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