Tom Cruise is reportedly attempting to convert pals VICTORIA and DAVID BECKHAM's religious beliefs - after sending them a Christmas card promoting the controversial Church of Scientology.

Hollywood hunk Cruise - who joined the couple at a REAL MADRID soccer match in Spain last month (NOV04) - is an avid follower of the cult that's based on the theory humans descended from aliens.

And now the MINORITY REPORT star is desperately trying to persuade the Beckhams to embrace the faith - and has donated money to the church on their behalf, according to British newspaper the DAILY MIRROR.

Following the traditional festive greetings, Cruise's card reportedly carries the message, "Please accept the enclosed Code of Honour as my gift to you and may you experience comfort and encouragement from it in your own life.

"A donation has been made on your behalf to the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTOLOGISTS. The IAS is committed to achieving the aims of Scientology."

23/12/2004 13:51