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December 04, 2014

Anonymous $20-Million Gift Aids Crystal Cathedral Overhaul

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange in Southern California has received a $20-million donation to support its renovation of its Christ Cathedral, formerly the Crystal Cathedral megachurch built by televangelist Robert A. Schuller, the Orange County Register reports.

The diocese bought the modernist temple from the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral ministry in November 2011 and embarked on a $113-million project to transform it into a Catholic cathedral. Church officials said the donor wished to remain anonymous. The gift will be paid off within seven years.