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Pope OKs Diocese purchase of Crystal Cathedral

The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., is seen in this undated photo.

November 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Pope Benedict XVI has approved the sale of Orange County's Crystal Cathedral to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, it was announced Wednesday.

The Diocese had been in competition with Chapman University to buy the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral.

A federal judge this month approved the sale to the Diocese.