“I want to become a deacon”: After Being Unceremoniously Dispatched from $5.2B Mark Wahlberg Franchise and S*xual Assault Lawsuit, Shia LaBeouf is Now All About Religion

Shia LaBeouf has now entered the Catholic Church and is also keen on becoming a deacon in the future.

"I want to become a deacon": After Being Unceremoniously Dispatched from $5.2B Mark Wahlberg Franchise and S*xual Assault Lawsuit, Shia LaBeouf is Now All About Religion

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  • Shia LaBeouf's commitment to religion in the past few years has been a big turning point in his life.
  • He converted to Catholicism after his experiences shooting Padre Pio.
  • The actor has now entered the Catholic Church and is also keen on becoming a deacon in the future.
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In addition to his acting career, Shia LaBeouf’s evolution in his personal life has been inspiring. The actor has been open about his troubled past and has changed the course of his life over the last few years. The actor also starred in some of the best works of his career at the time including The Peanut Butter Falcon, Honey Boy, and Pieces of a Woman.

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Shia LaBeouf in The Peanut Butter Falcon
Shia LaBeouf in The Peanut Butter Falcon

Religion has been an important factor that changed LeBeouf as a person and he is now deeply committed to his faith and beliefs. Now, the actor has become a part of the Catholic church and is also keen on becoming a deacon.

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Shia LaBeouf’s Commitment to Religion Has Him Entering The Catholic Church

Shia Labeouf has fully embraced his Catholic beliefs and has become a member of the Church
Shia LaBeouf has fully embraced his Catholic beliefs and has become a member of the Church

Shia LaBeouf has turned his life around in the past few years with his commitment to religion and churning out some of the best works of his acting career. The actor has been open about his fascination with religion and how it has changed him as a person. Through it, he has found a way to atone for his sins in the past and the actor recently took a big step in his life.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the actor has entered the Catholic Church and has been welcomed with open arms by the members of the church. Bishop Robert Barron expressed his happiness about the actor fully embracing his newfound love for his faith and beliefs. He said,

“We are thrilled to share that our dear friend Shia LaBeouf has fully entered the Church this past weekend through the sacrament of confirmation,” 

The report also indicates that LaBeouf is keen on becoming a deacon in the future. His decision was inspired by his role of Padre Pio in the 2022 biographical film of the same name where he played the real-life Italian priest. It seems the actor has found his calling and is determined to live a blissful life ahead.

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Playing Padre Pio Changed Shia LaBeouf As a Person

Playing Padre Pio changed Shia LaBeouf's life
Shia LaBeouf as Padre Pio

Shia LaBeouf played real-life Italian priest Padre Pio in the 2022 Abel Ferrara-directed film of the same name. Playing a priest meant the actor had to immerse himself in the history of the famed priest and his beliefs. Through the process, he was immensely inspired by him and in turn, changed him as a person.

While talking to the National Catholic Register, LaBeouf claimed that delving deep into Pio’s life helped him to fight his inner demons and change his perspective towards life. He immediately connected to Pio’s life of struggle and silent pain and received an enormous amount of freedom in playing the character. He said,

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“I can identify with Pio. He’s a man who suffered in silence and with patience. When you feel like you’re being accused of things that aren’t real, you have multiple options: You can get on social media and start explaining, showing receipts.

But as I learned about Padre Pio, I found that excusing certain behaviors, getting loud … all that started to fall away. The deeper I got into Pio, the more he gave me a very productive, instructive way of moving in the world, coming out of the ‘shame cage.’”

Also read: “Don’t let all this get to you”: Even Ben Affleck’s Career Advice Couldn’t Save Shia LaBeouf from Self-Destructing $25M Fame

On the work front, the actor is set to star in Francis Ford Coppola’s magnum opus Megalopolis alongside Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, and Aubrey Plaza. He is also starring in Barry Levinson’s political thriller Assassination with Al Pacino and Viggo Mortensen.

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.