Perry is keen on purchasing an ex-Catholic religious community in the city’s Los Feliz neighborhood close downtown. A debate between a gathering of elderly nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese over who possesses a ridge cloister sitting above Hollywood.
After hearing of the offer, the nuns who formerly lived there have rebelled, saying that the Archbishop who is selling the premises to the pop star has no right to do so. According to LA Times, the current predicament stemmed from the disagreement between the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez over who has the legal right to sell the villa-style property which offers a stunning view of the San Gabriel Mountains and the city of Los Angeles.
To halt any progress in the plans of Hollister, the archdiocese decided to pursue legal action which eventually went through and allowed Perry, along with her architect, to inspect the property recently.
Ms. Hollister is thought to have paid $15.5m for the property which she wants to turn into a restaurant and bar. A spokeswoman for the archdiocese declined to name its proposed buyer.
Perry was not named in the court documents, although the nuns have identified her to reporters as the other interested party.
Perry, the daughter of two Pentecostal preachers, reportedly met with the nuns in May to plead her case.
The nuns also felt it was necessary for the group to find out who Katy Perry was, so they tuned into her Super Bowl half time show earlier this year. The singer performed a gospel song and dressed conservatively.
Katy Perry has yet to respond. According to the Times article, though, the sisters aren’t convinced the Archbishop will, shall we say, shut up and put his money where his mouth is.