"Sister Catherine Rose served the Church with dedication and love for many years and today we remember her life with gratitude", said Los Angeles Archbishop in a statement. Gomez wanted to sell it to Katy, while the remaining five sisters from the convent wanted to sell it to restauranteur Dana Hollister.
The sisters have lived at the 8-acre Los Feliz property since 1973 and say they have documents proving they are the rightful owners.
Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, of the Sisters of the Most Holy And Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was 89, according to ABC 7.More news: 4th ODI: Kiwis chase down 336 runs, here're records broken
"Please archbishop.do what is right in your heart".
In a recent documentary created to tell more of the sisters' side, they revealed they approached Hollister themselves to help save the convent as maintenance costs were high. During the height of the court battle, Holzman had said that Katy "represents everything we don't believe in", adding that it would be a "sin" to sell her the property. And last December, a jury ordered that Hollister pay nearly $10 million in compensatory damages to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Perry for interfering in the Archdiocese's sale of the property to the "Swish Swish" singer. Hollister has since filed for bankruptcy.
It is unclear if the case will continue now that the Sister has passed away. They say their convent is under the direct control of the Vatican and has never been a part of the LA Archdiocese. "It's in writing and it says if there are any disputes, they are to be settled in Rome", says Callanan. Just that day, Sister Holzman had been interviewed by a Fox 11 reporter, Stephanie Stanton, where she asked for help from Pope Francis and for Perry to "please stop" as her continual involvement has "hurt a lot of people". They also found that her actions led to Perry and the archdiocese having to pay exorbitant lawyer fees and other costs, which Hollister should get the bill for.