Sacred Heart Cathedral, Brazzaville

The Sacred Heart Cathedral[1] (French: Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur de Brazzaville)[2] or simply Cathedral of Brazzaville, is a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church and is located in the city of Brazzaville[3] in the African country of the Republic of Congo.[4][5]

Sacred Heart Cathedral
Cathédrale du Sacré-Cœur de Brazzaville
Cathédrale de Brazzaville avant 1926.jpg
Country Republic of the Congo
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

The church is the seat of the Bishop of the Archdiocese of Brazzaville and is the oldest existing cathedral in central Africa. The building was built in 1892 and consecrated in 1894. The space was renovated in 1952 and 1993. The main entrance faces east and is decorated with two large polychrome statues of St. Paul and St. Peter, dating from before 1914. Charles de Gaulle visited it in 1944 and Pope John Paul II did the same in 1980.

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  1. ^ Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Brazzaville
  2. ^ René, BAZENGUISSA-GANGA Rémy, SOUNGA-BOUKONO Gabriel et TABARD (2012-03-01). Le Cardinal Biayenda et le Congo-Brazzaville (in French). KARTHALA Editions. ISBN 9782811149673.
  3. ^ "Cathédrale Sacré-Cœur - ARCHIDIOCÈSE DE BRAZZAVILLE". Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  4. ^ Maria Petringa, Brazza, A Life for Africa, éd. AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN, USA, 2006, 256 p. (ISBN 978-1-4259-1198-0). Côme Kinata, Histoire de l'Église catholique du Congo à travers ses grandes figures
  5. ^ Mfoutou, Jean-Alexis (2013-11-01). Dictionnaire des sigles et acronymes en usage au Congo-Brazzaville (in French). Editions L'Harmattan. ISBN 9782336328898.