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Pope approves Diocese buying Crystal Cathedral
The Associated Press
Posted: 11/30/2011 04:40:29 PM PST
GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—The Pope has signed off on a plan by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange to buy the shimmering Crystal Cathedral.
The Orange County Register ( http://bit.ly/ukDoBp) reports Wednesday that the approval was the final hurdle for the diocese to buy the sprawling property for $57.5 million for use as a countywide cathedral.
The diocese beat out Orange County's Chapman University in a bidding war for the glass-paned building on the site that is home to the "Hour of Power" televangelist program.
The Crystal Cathedral sold the property after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year.
A federal bankruptcy court judge approved the sale on Nov. 17. A number of churchgoers wanted the university to buy the property and let them continue to worship there.