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BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF PEACE - IVORY COAST


The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (Notre Dame de la Paix) of Yamoussoukro in Côte d'Ivoire was consecrated in 1990. It is the largest Christian church in the world. It has an area of 30,000m2 (322,917 sq ft) and is 158m (518 ft) high .The basilica was built between 1985 and 1989 as a memorial to Côte d'Ivoire President Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the principal planner of the project , and intentionally modeled after the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome. The cornerstone was laid on August 10, 1985 and was consecrated on September 10, 1990 by Pope John Paul II.

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