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Katy Perry Is Battling Some Nuns to Buy a Convent

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Katy Perry poses backstage prior to the Moschino show during the 88 Pitti Uomo on June 18, 2015 in Florence, Italy. 

The short version: Katy Perry is trying to buy a Los Feliz, California, convent and a lot of people are upset.

The long version, according to the Los Angeles Times: "Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez is sparring with elderly Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary over the pending sale of the nuns' former convent in Los Feliz to international superstar singer Katy Perry.... At the center of the dispute is an argument over who has the legal right to sell the spectacular villa-style hilltop spread, which covers several acres and offers million-dollar views of downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains."

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At issue is who has the right to sell the convent. Gomez wants to sell to Perry, and the nuns -- who believe they have the right -- are currently trying to sell to restaurateur Dana Hollister. They also aren't too pleased to have Perry, with her sexy pop-star ways, in the mix. 

Perry, for her part, has been trying to make a good impression on the nuns: "Perry dressed rather conservatively and, according to two of the sisters, she sang 'Oh Happy Day' for them and showed them a 'Jesus' tattoo on her wrist area," per the LA Times

Guys, she really wants that convent.

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