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Catholics Win Bid to Buy Crystal Cathedral

Bankruptcy judge, cathedral board choose diocese over Chapman University

(Newser) - The Catholics won this round: A bankruptcy judge ruled yesterday that Crystal Cathedral will be sold to Orange County’s Roman Catholic Diocese for $57.5 million, meaning the iconic Protestant building will likely become a Catholic one soon. Chapman University was competing with the diocese to buy the property,... More »

Catholics Bid $57.5M to Buy Crystal Cathedral

But Chapman University also wants the site for a satellite campus

(Newser) - The Catholic Diocese of Orange County has boosted its bid for the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral to $57.5 million, and hopes to make the gleaming 3,000-seat church its own county-wide cathedral. The other key bidder locked in a battle for the site is Chapman University, which hopes to use... More »

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