"The basilica was constructed between 1985 and 1989 at a cost of $300 million." (Click thumb nails to view full size)
"The basilica was met with some controversy globally when construction began. The lavishly built basilica sits in the middle of the African bush in an impoverished city where only a minority of homes have running water and adequate sanitation. The cost of the basilica doubled the national debt of Côte d'Ivoire, but many of the country's Roman Catholics are proud of the church." Source
Link to the Unhived Mind: Vatican moving to Africa ?