As if the singer does not have enough problems right now, her attempts to purchase a former convent has the nuns and the Pope’s lawyer up in arms. How bad is it? Well this week, the nuns branded Perry as being ‘disgusting’, and when a nun calls you disgusting, you better take notice because the next thing that happens is the ruler comes out of hiding.
The battle that Perry finds herself in is all due to her desire to purchase a former convent located in the Los Angeles hills. The former residents of the spectacular former convent in Los Angeles oppose Perry’s attempt to purchase the location. Sister Rita Callanan, 78, told reporters the Order is so incensed about the sale of their one-time home they have now gotten the Pope involved, enlisting the help of his lawyer to help them win the case.
The whole mess stems from the argument as to who has the right to sell the property, the Order of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary or the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The nuns have launched an attack against the Katy Perry lifestyle which has lead to her being branded as ‘disgusting. I gave a lot of the things from the internet to show the Archdiocese what kind of woman she was. Some of the things she does are disgusting.’
The sisters recalled a recent meeting with Perry, Sister Callanan said: ‘She brought her mother Mary to the meeting and I just thought, ‘Oh God help us.’ ‘Katy Perry was all dressed very nicely and said: ‘I have this tattoo on my wrist and it says Jesus. ‘And I wanted to say, ‘yes and what is the tattoo on your behind?’
The nun also quizzed Perry on remarks she had made about ‘selling her soul to the devil’ when she moved from Christian music into mainstream pop. She also asked Perry about her visit to Salem, which is synonymous with witchcraft: ‘I asked her: ‘you are into witchcraft, you went to Salem.’
The house was built in 1927 for Earle Anthony a broadcaster and entrepreneur and was designed by architect Bernard Maybeck. Designed in an Italianate and Mediterranean style it has fountains, a pool, and stunning views over the San Gabriel mountains. It was purchased by Daniel Donohue in 1961.
Sister Callanan says the the remaining members of the order were literally thrown out of the hose by the current archbishop, Jose Gomez, who then tried to do a deal with the singer: ‘What we are objecting to is the archbishop simply took our property and then literally tried to sell it to Katy Perry without even speaking to us. ‘People don’t realize we are a pontifical order – we are under the Pope, not the archbishop which means strictly speaking he did not have the right. ‘This is why myself and Sister Catherine Rose are so adamant.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick plans to have a ruling within two weeks and has set a status conference for April 4.