The Church of Scientology is adamant ... nobody under the age of 16, including Suri Cruise, is allowed to join its elite Sea Organization.
The Church's lawyer has released a statement ... saying in addition to the minimum age requirement (16 years old), minors must have "consent of both parents and/or all legal guardians" in order to join.
The lawyer adds, "There are no exceptions to that policy."
As TMZ first reported, Katie Holmes is concerned Tom Cruise will put 6-year-old Suri in the Sea Org. in the very near future ... and she clearly does NOT want that to happen.
Nonetheless ... the Church is adamant ... no one under 16 can become part of Sea Org.
Church of Scientology
Suri Is NOT a Candidate for Sea Org.
7/2/2012 3:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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