Fight Over Convent Katy Perry Hopes to Buy from Nuns Going to Court
"In selling to Katy Perry, we feel we are being forced to violate our canonical vows to the Catholic Church," said one of the convent's former sisters
The “Roar” singer has been interested in buying the Mediterranean-style property in Hollywood for months, but two parties – the California Institute of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles – are at odds over who has the right to sell the land, court papers acquired by PEOPLE reveal.
Though the nuns already sold the $15 million acreage to developer Dana Hollister, a judge will hear arguments against Hollister filed by Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles José H. Gomez.
Both parties are due in Los Angeles County court July 30 – and the judge’s decision could settle whether Perry ends up with the former convent, where she would like to move in with her mom and grandma, drink tea and ”find herself” in the meditation garden.
The convent’s nuns worry they’ll forsake their vows if the property comes into the pop star’s possession.