Diocese closes purchase of Crystal Cathedral

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)

February 3, 2012 6:38:33 PM PST
The Diocese of Orange has closed on its purchase of the shimmering Crystal Cathedral and surrounding 31-acre grounds, putting the iconic building seen as a testament to televangelism in Catholic hands.