A legal battle between Katy Perry and group of nuns has been put on hold after one of the Sisters tragically collapsed and died in court.
Sister Catherine Rose Holzman of the Archidiocese of Los Angeles, who was one of two nuns in dispute with the 33-year-old pop star, collapsed and died in court on Friday at the age of 89, reports Fox 7.
The pair were trying to sell a convent in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of LA to a restaurateur named Dana Hollister.
However, the Firework hitmaker was also interested in the property – and drama began in December 2017 when a court ordered Hollister to pay compensation to both the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Katy for interfering in a sale between the two parties.
Sister Catherine and Sister Rita Callanan had been raising awareness of the legal fight as they wanted the property sale to Dana to succeed.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez addressed the tragic and sudden passing of Sister Catherine with the Hollywood Reporter.
He said: ‘Sister Catherine Rose served the Church with dedication and love for many years and today we remember her life with gratitude.’
‘We extend our prayers today to the Immaculate Heart of Mary community and to all her friends and loved ones,’ he added.
A few hours before her death Sister Catherine spoke to Fox 7 News in which she urged Katy to fall back on the legal battle.
‘To Katy Perry, please stop. It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people,’ the late nun warned.
The case has been put on hold following the nun’s death, although they had previously appealed to Pope Francis directly to give them their convent back.
‘We have an agreement with Rome. It’s in writing and it says if there are any disputes, they are to be settled in Rome,’ Sister Rita said.
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps of Katy Perry for a comment.
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