Crystal Cathedral to become Catholic church

Associated Press
This Oct. 27, 2011 photo shows the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif.  As the ministry famous for its “Hour of Power” television program muddles through bankruptcy, churchgoers face the possibility of seeing the property sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and being forced to move to a new location.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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The Crystal Cathedral congregation recently announced that it will vacate its modernist steel-and-glass church by June 2013. The Diocese of Orange re-baptized the church Christ Cathedral earlier this month and plans to turn the Protestant landmark where the "Hour of Power" TV ministry is based into its spiritual and administrative headquarters.

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