A Southern California Roman Catholic diocese has increased its offer for the Crystal Cathedral to $57.5 million.

An attorney for the Diocese of Orange revealed the new offer at a federal bankruptcy court hearing Monday in Santa Ana, Calif. Its previous offer was $55.4 million.

The bankruptcy court judge is evaluating terms of competing offers for the 40-acre property by the diocese and Orange County’s Chapman University, which has offered $51.5 million.

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