‘My Mom Prayed for Me My Entire Life, Hoping I’d Come Back to God’: Pop Star Katy Perry Hints She May Have Returned to Faith After Meeting Pope Francis

The risqué smash hit song, “I Kissed A Girl”, introduced the world to pop sensation Katy Perry back in 2008.

It also mortified Katy’s strict Christian parents, who worried they had lost their daughter to the ‘devil’s playground’ of rock music.

But on Tuesday, Katy told Vogue Australia: ‘Now that I’m in my 30s, it’s more about spirituality and heart goodness [for me].’

The about-turn appears to have been prompted by Katy’s meeting with 81-year-old Pope Francis in April.

Katy, 33, her boyfriend Orlando Bloom, 41, and Katy’s mother, Mary, met the Pope after attending a Vatican health conference in Rome.

As reported in The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, Katy told the August issue of Vogue: ‘My mom has prayed for me my entire life, hoping I’d come back to God.’

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She added: ‘I’m such a big fan of Pope Francis. It’s a combination of compassion, humility, sternness and refusal. He is a rebel – a rebel for Jesus.’

Perhaps in another sign she has turned her back on earthly delights, Katy recently slashed $335,000 from the price of her huge Los Angeles compound.

The “Roar” singer originally put the sprawling mansion on the market in September.

Katy will now accept $8.95 million for the Mediterranean-style property, which includes a four-bedroom house, fitness studio and an outdoor pool.

She listed the home 10 months ago, but a lack of offers – and perhaps Katy’s rekindled spirituality – has resulted in a reduction on its original $9.285 million asking price.

Despite the marginally lower price, the pop star is still set to make a modest profit from the property she purchased from heiress Aileen Getty, 61, for $8.2million.

SOURCE: Daily Mail – Nick Hadley