Katy Perry shouldn’t buy our former Los Angeles convent, nuns say

Updated 4:17 PM EDT, Tue June 30, 2015

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Singer Katy Perry is interested in buying a former Los Angeles convent

Nuns had already sold property to a local restaurant owner

Archdiocese wants to sell the property to the music superstar

(CNN) —  

Katy Perry’s music has won her millions of fans around the world. But the pop megastar’s charms have yet to sway one key group: A handful of Catholic nuns in Los Angeles.

Perry is interested in buying a former Catholic convent in the city’s Los Feliz neighborhood near downtown. The hilltop property, with a swimming pool and a sweeping view of the San Gabriel Mountains, was once home to Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Now it’s mired in a dispute between the five remaining nuns and Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez over who has the right to sell the prime real estate – and to whom.

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