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Mark Wahlberg: It’s not popular in my industry, but I cannot deny my faith

Devout Catholic Mark Wahlberg has said his faith is 'not popular' in Hollywood but he cannot deny his religion because that would be 'an even bigger sin' as he celebrated the start of Lent.

The Ted actor said he has always talked about his faith – but he added ‘he doesn’t want to jam it down anybody’s throat’. 

Wahlberg said Catholicism had allowed him to focus on being a ‘better version of himself’ as he appeared on the Today Show on Ash Wednesday, which starts 40 days of Lent.

Wahlberg appeared on the show with a black cross on his forehead – Christian devotees receive repentance ash in the form of the cross on Ash Wednesday, a holy day of praying and fasting.

‘I have always talked about my faith,’ Wahlberg told the Today Show. ‘It’s a balance. I don’t wanna jam it down anybody’s throat, but I do not deny my faith. 

‘That’s an even bigger sin. You know, it’s not popular in my industry, but, you know, I cannot deny my faith. It’s important for me to share that with people.’

Speaking about what his faith means to him, Wahlberg said: ‘It’s everything, it’s afforded me so many things. 

‘God didn’t come to save the saints, he came to save the sinners. We’ve all had issues in our lives and we want to be better versions of ourselves, and focusing on my faith, it’s allowed me to do that.’

Source: Dailymail

Photo: Facebook/Mark Wahlberg

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