Actor Jim Caviezel, best known for playing Jesus in Mel Gibson’s 2004 epic “The Passion of the Christ,” has said that only atheists believe in coincidences, and that some would even deny God’s resurrection of the dead. Caviezel spoke with Polish journalist and film critic Lukasz Adamski in an interview reprinted by the Catholic News Agency on Sunday, and touched upon a number of different topics regarding his Roman Catholic faith and film career.

Caviezel, who has also starred in successful TV shows such as “Person of Interest,” recalled the influence Pope John Paul II had on his life, and remembered that the Polish pontiff “always called young people to break away from contaminated and demoralized civilization.” He noted that the John Paul II encouraged people to try and live like saints, arguing that it is not impossible. READ MORE