Nun Battling Katy Perry Over Convent Sale Dies In Court


Sister Catherine Rose Holzman and another nun were attempting to sell an 8-acre convent in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.

An ugly legal battle between one of world's most popular artists and a group of nuns over a real estate dead turned tragic when one of the sisters involved died in court Friday.

Katy Perry had offered to buy it from Archdiocese of Los Angeles for nearly $15million in 2014. Just that day, Sister Holzman had been interviewed by a Fox 11 reporter, Stephanie Stanton, where she asked for help from Pope Francis and for Perry to "please stop" as her continual involvement has "hurt a lot of people".

The 89-year-old nun involved in a legal battle over the sale of a convent that Katy Perry tried to purchase died on Friday. The two sisters, who are of the original five, have always claimed to be the rightful owners of the convent having lived their since 1973 until their leave in 2011.

The sisters had failed to get the consent of Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez and the Vatican for the sale.

The sisters said they were unhappy with Perry buying the property, due to her provocative music, with Callanan telling LA Times: "I found her videos".

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Sister Callahan added: "You have stolen the property of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart". Instead, the sisters wanted to sell the property to Hollister who meant to turn the convent into a boutique hotel.

Hollister had listed her net worth on a loan application at around $16 million in 2014.

In 2016, a judge sided with the archdiocese and Perry and invalidated the sale to Hollister, clearing a path for Perry to buy the convent.

And they're also making a plea to Perry herself. In November of previous year, a jury found that Hollister had intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry and a judge ordered her to pay millions to the archdiocese and the singer.

Even before the dispute over ownership, The Sisters were at loggerheads with the archdiocese.