Last weekend (24/25 October) the Roman Catholic Church celebrated 75 years of service and pastoral care on the Ivory Coast.
Last weekend (24/25 October) the Roman Catholic Church celebrated 75 years of service and pastoral care on the Ivory Coast. Special anniversary celebration sin the capital, Abidjan, were attended by the Archbishop of Abidjan....Monseigneur Bernard Yago...and President Felix Houphouet-Boigny.
On Saturday (24 October) an official anniversary Thanksgiving Service was held outdoors in the grounds of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Special dances and choral items were included in the service.
Archbishop Yago escorted President Houphouet-Boigny to the service, President is a devout Roman Catholic.
The Roman Catholic Church was first established on the Ivory coast on 28th October 1895, with the arrival of Fathers Hamard and Bonhomme....two French priests of the Societie des Missions Africaines de Lyon.