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Katy Perry Involved in Dispute to Buy Former Convent in Los Feliz

July 3, 2015 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

THR reports that Katy Perry wants to buy an eight-acre estate in Los Feliz, which happens to be a former nun convent. Sister Rita Callanan and Sister Catherine Rose Holzman of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary are opposing Perry attempting to take ownership of the property. The motherhouse has been based there since 1970.

The sisters would like to instead sell the property to Los Angeles restaurateur Dana Hollister, who also wants to purchase the property. There is a reported dispute of whether the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles or the pair of nuns own and have the right to sell the property. The nuns believe they are the rightful owners and want to sign the deal with Hollister, but Archbishop Jose Gomez is trying to sell the convent to Perry.

At the center of the property dispute is the question of whether the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles or the pair of nuns own and have the right to sell the property. While the nuns, who believe they are the rightful owners, currently are pushing to seal the deal with Hollister, local Archbishop Jose Gomez is fighting to sell the convent to Perry.

Hollister roughly promised $15.5 million for the estate. She previously has paid $100,000 in cash to date. Perry has offered a smaller sum of $14.5 million to buy the property.

Previously, the archdiocese sued Hollister, and Judge Robert O’Brien was asked to issue an injunction to keep Sister Rita and Sister Catherine Rose from selling the estate to Hollister. Hollister’s reported interest in buying the property is contingent on being able to build a restaurant and hotel there. The archdiocese is strongly against that idea.

A hearing is set for July 30 in the LA County Superior Court on the issue.

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