Katy Perry wants to buy a convent

A group of nuns is standing in her way

Katy Perry
FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Katy Perry arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A dispute between a group of elderly nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese over who owns a Hollywood hilltop convent has caught Perry in its crosshairs. The singer is named in a lawsuit filed on June 19, 2015, over the scenic property in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(CNN) – Superstar Katy Perry wants to buy a convent. Yep, the same woman who belted out “I Kissed a Girl” and “Last Friday Night”. She reached a 14.5-million-dollar deal with Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez to buy the multi-acre, hilltop property.

However, according to Sister Catherine Rose of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, “The Archdiocese is not taking care of us. We’ve been taking care of ourselves.” Some of the surviving Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary believe it was their right to sell the property. So they brokered a reported 15-and a half-million-dollar deal with restauranteur Dana Hollister.

Hollister said, “They have chosen a buyer, which is me. They want to make sure that the money is under their control, and they want to make sure that the property goes on to have a legacy into the future of being open to the public.”

Sister Rose said, “We’d need to know for sure that we’d be taken care of until the last one passes.”

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has taken civil action to block the deal with Hollister. In a statement, the Archdiocese argues it was entrusted with the stewardship of the sisters, as well as the convent in 2005 by the Holy See, saying: “The Archdiocese continues to work with the sisters to ensure that decisions concerning the sale of the property are made in their best interest. We want to make sure no one takes advantage of the sisters.”

Besides the rift with the Archbishop, there’s another issue for the elderly sisters; Katy Perry. Once they figured out who the singer is before meeting her. “She’s a lovely, lovely person, but we just don’t agree with her lifestyle. It was a nice meeting, but it was all Katy,” said Sister Rose.

All Katy down to a closing number. Sister Rose said, “Oh, happy day. It was the same words, ‘Oh, happy day. Oh, happy day.’ it’s not too happy for us though.”

Perry hasn’t responded to CNN’s request for comment. Now, it will be up to a higher power to decide who wins. No, not the Pope, but a Los Angeles county judge.

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