Katy Perry reportedly wants to buy a Mediterranean-style property to live in with her mother and grandmother (no word on her father), and the current residents, the California Institute of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, are looking to sell the property but not to her.
The sisters said they sold the property to developer Dana Hollister for $15 million, but the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles wants to sell it to Katy. Apparently the nuns and the Archdiocese can’t come terms: they’re actually going to court over this and determine who has the legal right to sell the property.
Sister Catherine Rose Holzman wrote:
In selling to Katy Perry, we feel we are being forced to violate our canonical vows to the Catholic Church.”
Goodness! What’s really odd is that while the nuns sold the convent for $15 million, the Archdicese sold it to Katy for $14.5 million, so the Archdiocese is actually willing to LOSE money on the sale to get it to Katy. This sounds like a power struggle between the nuns and the priests to me!
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