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Diocese of Orange unveils planned alterations for former Crystal Cathedral
Diocese of Orange unveils planned alterations for former Crystal Cathedral

The glass-paneled megachurch where Robert H. Schuller once delivered sermons broadcast around the world is being transformed into a more subdued sanctuary that will conform to the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, a process that will soften the vision of the former preacher yet take advantage of the majestic architecture he left behind. Nearly three years after it bought the Crystal Cathedral, the Diocese of Orange on Wednesday unveiled its ambitious design for a place now called the Christ Cathedral. Since the diocese purchased the sprawling Garden Grove campus for $57.5 million in 2011 after Schuller's ministry filed for bankruptcy, religious advisers, architects and...

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