After Scientology, Leah Remini Finds ‘Amazing’ Comfort In Catholic Church

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Leah Remini said she’s found “amazing” comfort in the Catholic Church after leaving Scientology two years ago.

During an interview with Howard Stern Tuesday morning, the 45-year-old actress said she was raised Catholic by her family, who was “very insistent” on religion.

“My grandmother lived in Little Italy, and she went to church every day,” Remini told Stern. “She’d go light candles, she’d pray, and as a child that was comforting to me.” (RELATED: Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Left Their Daughter On Bathroom Floor During Wedding)

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“She’d go pray and do the sign of the cross on her forehead. She’d pray to this one, and pray to that one if she lost her keys. It was always very comforting to me to have faith in something.”

Remini said being back in the Catholic Church has been “amazing.”

“Now that I’m older and out of the Church [of Scientology], I’m reconnecting to a faith where I can go in and light a candle.”

“I have always been spiritual.” (RELATED: The Most Outrageous Claims From Leah Remini’s Scientology Tell-All)

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“Scientology was more about helping people and Scientologists want to help people, and they really do believe that. But, you know, not acknowledging that policies exist [in Scientology] that break up families, break up friendships…these things are there.” (RELATED: Leah Remini Reveals How Shockingly Powerful Tom Cruise Is In Scientology)