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Katy Perry Meets Pope Francis – Reflects On Her Catholic Faith

Katy Perry Meets Pope Francis – Reflects On Her Catholic Faith

The popular singer, who was accompanied by actor Orlando Bloom, wore all black and a veiled hat in accordance with Vatican protocol. Katy Perry relates in a new interview, “My mom has prayed for me my entire life, hoping I’d come back to God.”

In a recent interview with Vogue Australia, popular singer Katy Perry reflected on the Catholic faith of her mother and the admiration she has for Pope Francis.


She met Pope Francis in April while attending the Vatican’s “United to Cure” conference, held by the Pontifical Council for Culture. Perry brought along her boyfriend, actor Orlando Bloom, and her mother.

Perry related to Vogue, “I’m such a big fan of Pope Francis. It’s a combination of compassion, humility, sternness and refusal. He is rebel – a rebel for Jesus.” She added, “[Pope Francis] is bringing the Church back to humility and connecting with people. He’s very humble and not frivolous.”


According to Perry, she and her mother have been on a spiritual re-awakening recently, especially after attending a Mass in Asia, “It started when we were on the Asia leg of the tour and I went to [M]ass with my mom…She hadn’t sung those songs in 40 years and watching her made me cry. It’s so beautiful and humbling to re-centre in a place where it’s not about anything else but reconnecting with the divine.”


Perry’s mother has also been openly praying for her daughter’s conversion.

My mom has prayed for me my entire life, hoping I’d come back to God. I never left Him, I was just a little bit secular, I was more materialistic and more career-driven. But now that I’m in my 30s, it’s more about spirituality and heart wholeness.

According to Christian Today, Perry “shared a photo of her old wrist tattoo that reads ‘Jesus’ in a social media post on Easter Sunday, just weeks after she spoke about preparing for a ‘big soul overhaul.’”

She continued, “I’m preparing myself for having a family of my own someday. And that’s the thing: I want to do a little bit more soul surgery before I have a family of my own so that I don’t transfer any of those lingering feelings.”


Why did Katy Perry wear black to meet the pope?


It is traditional and in accordance with Vatican protocol for women to wear black when meeting the pope. It is also recommended that female visitors wear a veil or mantilla, as Perry did.

While it is recommended that women wear black and men wear dark-colored suits and ties, as Perry and Bloom did, there is a separate protocol for queens of Catholic countries, and some wives of heads of states who come from Catholic countries. In these cases, women may wear white, as they have the “privilege du blanc.”

Catholic Nun Fighting Sale Of Convent To Katy Perry Dies In Court

Catholic Nun Fighting Sale Of Convent To Katy Perry Dies In Court

Sisters Catherine Rose Holzman, second left, and Rita Callanan, center, is escorted by businesswoman Dana Hollister, right, out of Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, July 30, 2015. 

An 89-year-old Roman Catholic nun who has battled pop star Katy Perry for years over the sale of a Los Angeles convent collapsed and died during a court appearance, according to media reports and supporters.

Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, one of the two aging nuns who were fighting the sale of the 8-acre (3-hectare) convent, died on Friday 9 during related legal proceedings in Los Angeles County Court, Fox affiliate KTTV reported.

“To Katy Perry, please stop. It’s not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people,” Holzman had earlier told KTTV as she entered the courthouse with Sister Rita Callanan.

On Saturday a website set up to back the nuns’ legal battle carried a picture of Holzman with the caption, “Rest with the angels our most precious treasure.”

At the center of the legal dispute is the property Holzman and other members of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary had once lived in. A spokeswoman for Perry, one of the world’s top-selling pop stars, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Los Angeles County medical examiner and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles did not respond to queries about the cause of death.

Holzman and Cullanan, among five nuns who had lived at the convent, had sought to sell the property for $15.5 million to restaurateur Dana Hollister, who wanted to convert the property into a hotel.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles sued to block the sale in 2015, arguing the nuns did not have authority to sell the property to Hollister.

A judge ruled in 2016 that the sale was invalid, paving the way for Perry to buy the site from the archdiocese. 

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REUTERS

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