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Sep 15, 2011 13:56
Category: Religious News

Iconic southern California church to sell

   SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge will move ahead with a
bankruptcy reorganization plan that includes the sale of the
Crystal Cathedral megachurch in Southern California.
     The Orange County Register says the court on Wednesday set a
timeline for creditors to approve the plan and pick a buyer for the
financially distressed church.
     Its leaders have said the Crystal Cathedral was not for sale and
that they would raise the $50 million to save it.
     There are several pending offers for the 40-acre Orange County
campus, including the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and Chapman
University.
     The soaring Crystal Cathedral is a Southern California landmark
designed by the acclaimed architect Philip Johnson.
     The well-known "Hour of Power" televangelist program is
broadcast from its glass-paned sanctuary.
     Declining donations and a tumultuous leadership transition have
devastated its finances.