Katy Perry Wins a Victory in Battle to Buy Nuns’ Convent in Los Feliz

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In a victory for Katy Perry, a Los Angeles judge announced Wednesday that she intends to block an effort by nuns to sell a Los Feliz convent to a competing buyer.

The decision marks another major twist in the fierce real estate fight among a pair of nuns, Perry, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and a well-known restaurateur over the fate of the coveted property.

In an undated photo, Sister Catherine Rose, left, hugs restaurateur Dana Hollister at the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat House in Los Feliz. Hollister bought the property from the nuns, but a judge said that deal was invalid. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

In an undated photo, Sister Catherine Rose, left, hugs restaurateur Dana Hollister at the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat House in Los Feliz. Hollister bought the property from the nuns, but a judge said that deal was invalid. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

The judge’s ruling puts the pop star one step closer to buying the contentious Los Feliz convent, said Perry’s attorney, Eric Rowen.

“We won the real property issues,” Rowen said in a statement.

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