Tom Cruise has refused to release pictures of baby daughter Suri because of his Scientology beliefs.The 'Top Gun' actor and his fiancee Katie Holmes celebrated the birth of their baby girl in April but are yet to make their first public appearance together as a family.It has now been claimed Tom is reluctant to show off Suri because Scientology doctrine teaches followers of the sci-fi cult to avoid taking newborn babies out unless absolutely necessary.A friend of the actor told Britain's Grazia magazine: "Tom insists he'll do it in his own time. He won't be bullied into showing his world his precious angel. Tom wants to obey Scientology rules about keeping babies out of the public eye."Tom is a devout follower of the bizarre faith, founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, and is open about his beliefs.Before Suri was born, it was claimed that Katie would have to give birth in silence.Scientologists believe babies should enter the world without any outside noise to stop them from being mentally scarred by the delivery.

It is believed the former 'Dawson's Creek' actress gave birth as calmly as possible but did not keep a vigil of silence throughout her labour.


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