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Judge says disputed sale of convent appears to be invalid

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -
A judge says he believes the sale of a hilltop convent to a businesswoman who wants to turn it into a hotel is invalid.
Los Angeles' archbishop wants to sell the property to pop singer Katy Perry. But the sale is opposed by the order of nuns who own the convent.
Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant made the comments about the disputed sale but he did not immediately order businesswoman Dana Hollister to vacate the convent.
Chalfant will consider whether to allow Perry or Hollister to pay rent on the property while it is tied up by lawsuits.
Perry has agreed to pay $14.5 million for the convent and an adjoining house of prayer used by priests.
The "Roar" singer did not attend the hearing.
Another hearing was set for Sept. 15.
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