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Nuns say selling to Katy Perry would ‘violate vows’


The proposed sale of a Hollywood convent to a pop star has descended into a bitter legal battle between nuns and an archbishop


Elderly nuns have stepped up a fight to stop pop star Katy Perry buying their convent, telling a court that the proposed sale would “violate our canonical vows to the Catholic Church”.

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 86, and Sister Rita Callanan, 77, of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also accused the Archbishop of Los Angeles, who wants to push through the sale, of carrying out a “hostile takeover”.

It was the latest salvo in a bitter legal battle over the future of Waverly, the order’s home located on hilltop with stunning views over Hollywood.

Last year a buyer called Katherine Hudson offered $14.5 million for the eight-acre estate



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