Mel Gibson is closing the doors of his Catholic church to the public in a bid to prevent unwanted visitors leaking stories to the press, according to a U.S. tabloid report.
The Braveheart star is rumoured to be planning a baptism at the Holy Family Chapel in Agoura Hills, California for his newborn daughter Lucia, with girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva - and he wants to keep the media out.
Gibson's nephew, Colm, broke the news to churchgoers during Mass on Sunday (15Nov09), revealing worshippers will have to be personally invited to join in the weekly services.
A source tells the National Enquirer, "Mel's church is now a private place of worship. It will no longer be open to the general public.
"They're saying its for security reasons, but it's really to keep away the press...
"Visitors and drop-ins will not be allowed. If you're a regular, you'll have to submit an application for an invitation."
Little Lucia was born last month (Oct09).