On this day: The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace Was Consecrated

Wednesday, 10th September 2014 by

On this day in 1990, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in  Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) was consecrated by Pope John Paul II.  The largest Church in Africa (and maybe the world, depending what criteria you look at) has space for 18,000 worshippers, though in an impoverished nation, the $300million price tag for its construction caused a certain amount of controversy.