Mel Gibson has asked his fellow parishioners at the Holy Family Chapel in Agoura Hills, Calif., not to gossip about him, and recently hasn’t been taking Communion, reports.

Recent headlines about the end of his marriage to Robyn Moore, 53, the mother of his seven children, and Gibson’s relationship with 39-year-old Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva — who is pregnant with his child — have inevitably raised questions about how the devout star’s faith will mesh with his private life.

“It would be heartbreaking for Gibson,” says a traditionalist Catholic priest who has celebrated Mass at Gibson’s chapel but prefers not to be named. “We have sympathy for a person in that situation.”

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