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Nuns say selling convent to Katy Perry would break their vows to God

By | Published on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Katy Perry

The battle over whether or not to sell a former convent to Katy Perry rages on, with new documents now showing that the nuns who were its previous occupants believe that selling up to the singer would break their holy vows.

As previously reported, The Sisters Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary are currently in dispute with the Los Angeles Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church over who should be sold an old hilltop convent that overlooks Hollywood, and who has the right to decide. The nuns prefer local restaurateur Dana Hollister while the archdiocese wants to sell to Perry.

Documents obtained by the New York Times show that the battle has raged on for some time, and that Sister Catherine Rose Holzman wrote in an email to the archdiocese in May: “In selling to Katy Perry, we feel we are being forced to violate our canonical vows to the Catholic Church”.

Further correspondence shows that the nuns feel they are being bullied into approving Perry’s offer, and accuse the archdiocese of being “obsessed with their misconception of their sovereign, ecclesiastical canonical importance”.

Oh, burn.