Nun Involved In Katy Perry’s Property Lawsuit Collapses And Dies In Court

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman was one of two nuns locked in a legal battle with the singer

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27:  Host Katy Perry attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

A nun who was involved in a legal battle with Katy Perry over the sale of a convent has died after collapsing during a court hearing.

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, 89, was one of the two nuns trying to block the sale of their former home to Perry by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Only a few hours before her death, Sister Catherine Rose had spoken to a local TV station urging the singer to stop what she was doing: “To Katy Perry, please stop. It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people.” She told KTTV news.

The legal battle has been going on since 2016 after Katy sought to buy the eight-acre property and its Roman-villa style buildings for $14.5m (£10.5m). The nuns stressed that they were “uncomfortable” with selling the property to Perry and even attempted to sell it to a businesswoman named Dana Hollister, but this transaction ended up being made void.

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In a statement on Friday, Archbishop Gomez said: “Sister Catherine Rose served the Church with dedication and love for many years, and today we remember her life with gratitude.”

The post-judgement proceedings have been put on hold following the nun’s death.


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