Religious, Spiritual sights in Côte D’ivoire
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Designed by the Italian Aldo Spiritom, is the bold and innovative Cathédrale St-Paul . The tower is a huge stylised figure of St Paul, with the nave sweeping behind him like trailing robes. Inside, the stained-glass tableaux are as warm and rich as those of the basilica in Yamoussoukro.
Make a point of seeing these three in particular: the one behind the altar depicting God blinding St Paul on the road to Damascus; the storm on Lake Galilee with Jesus pointing the way ahead as the disciples jettison the cargo; and, opposite, the tableau of the first missionaries stepping ashore to a scene of African plenty - elephants, gazelles, luxuriant palms and smiling villagers.The…