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Katy Perry reflects on meeting Pope Francis and her mother’s Catholic faith

POPE FRANCIS KATY PERRY ORLANDO BLUM
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The popular singer 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 Australiapopular 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.”

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