New York, March 18 ANI | 2 years ago

Pope Francis has reportedly declined to meet Russell Crowe.

According to the Vatican, the 77-year-old current Pope of the Catholic Church was reluctant to meet the 'Noah' actor due to the media circus it would create, the New York Post reported.

Vatican officials had tentatively agreed to the meeting but it has been cancelled as the Pope was worried about the media frenzy it would create and was afraid that it would become a "huge spectacle".

Sources had revealed that the 49-year-old New Zealand actor had requested the Pope via Twitter to watch his upcoming biblical epic before its release and had claimed that the film has a "powerful, fascinating, resonant" message.

However, Studio Paramount has denied that a meeting was ever scheduled.

(Posted on 18-03-2014)

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