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Ivory Coast Cathedral Is World's Largest Christian Church

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Ivory Coast Cathedral Is World's Largest Christian Church

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Ivory Coast Cathedral Is World's Largest Christian Church

Ivory Coast Cathedral Is World's Largest Christian Church

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The world's largest Christian church is in the Ivory Coast capital of Yamoussoukro. The multimillion-dollar basilica rises out of the slums of the city and was supposed to provide social services for the poor in the developing African country. But the social projects never materialized, and the church sits mostly empty during mass.