A nun involved in a legal battle over Katy Perry’s bid to buy a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a Friday court appearance. Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, of the Sisters of the Most Holy And Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was 89. Holzman was among the nuns fighting for the ability to sell their former hilltop convent in Los Feliz to local businesswoman Dana Hollister, in direct opposition to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ wish to sell the property to superstar Katy Perry. Hollister had plans to turn the convent into a hotel, while Perry reportedly wanted to live there. A judge sided with the archdiocese and Perry, and invalidated the sale to Hollister, back in 2016. In November of last year, a jury found that Hollister had intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry and a judge ordered her to pay millions to the archdiocese and the singer. Just hours before she died, Holzman gave an interview with Sister Rita Callanan, appealing to the Vatican to give them control over their convent. They also implored Perry to “please stop” pursuing the purchase of the property.
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