Crystal Cathedral Reopens as Roman Catholic Christ Cathedral After Two-Year, $72.3 Million Renovation

After a two-year, $72.3 million renovation, the famous Crystal Cathedral in Southern California reopened its doors Wednesday as a Roman Catholic church — now called Christ Cathedral.

For years the ornate glass church in Garden Grove, south of Los Angeles, was the setting for the late Rev. Robert H. Schuller’s weekly “Hour of Power” televised sermons.

But after Schuller retired, his Crystal Cathedral ministry suffered financial problems and was forced to sell the iconic structure, which was completed in 1981. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange eventually purchased the church for $60 million in 2011, four years before Schuller died at age 88, KABC-TV of Los Angeles reported.

Now with the renovation complete, the Diocese hopes to make the cathedral a focal point for its spiritual mission.

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SOURCE: Fox News, Brie Stimson