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Bob Hope The comedian was married for 69 years to a devoted Catholic, but only converted himself at the end of his life." My wife does enough praying to take care of both of us, " he once told a friend, a cardinal, who had invited him to join the church, according to Angelus News. Even before the conversion became official, the generosity of the Hopes had long supported many Catholic initiatives, including charities, help for refugees in war-torn countries, and the construction of chapels, shrines and altars across the country, including including Our Lady of Hope Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

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