Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

‘Our Lady of Peace’ Basilica

From Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th of May, 2023

Organized by

INTERCESSION COMMISSION: Cyril John – Coordinator (India), and Sheny De Gongora (Guatemala)

& CHARIS International Service of Communion Members from Africa: Jean Christophe Sakiti (Togo) and Fred Mawanda (Uganda).

The Venue of the event

The ‘Our Lady of Peace’ Basilica is located in Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital city of Ivory Coast, 210 km away from Abidjan, the economic capital.

It was constructed between 1985 and 1989.

It was consecrated by Pope John Paul II on 10th September 1990.

It can accommodate up to 18,000 people.

The Conference Sessions will be held in the adjacent hall of the Peace Foundation

Summary of the Program

Registration deadline: 15 March

    • May 1st at the latest:  Arrival for all in Abidjan and Yamoussoukro 
    • May 2nd-5th: Conference at the Foundation
    • May 5th, noon:  Closing Mass
    • May 5th, afternoon: Visit to the Basilica and other sites 
    • May 6th: Return to Abidjan and Airport
The Local Host

The Mother of Divine Love Community, under the leadership of its Founder, Dr Clement Akobe (Ivory Coast), is hosting the event for CHARIS

The history of the Mother of Divine Love Community began in January 1989 with the conversion of some young people (students, pupils, workers…) belonging to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Archdiocese of Abidjan.

On 16 January 1997, the Mother of Divine Love Community was recognised by the then Archbishop of Abidjan, Archbishop Agre (elevated later to the rank of Cardinal by Pope John Paul II) as a Private Association of the Faithful, governed by the Code of Canon Law in the group of Canons 321 to 326.


The Conference is meant for all who are involved in intercession at community, national, diocesan and local levels.


With the passage of time, CHARIS has been sensing the need to intensify intercession in response to ‘the signs of the time’. Intercessors have a key role that is urgent and prophetic. This conference is intended to build up a worldwide network of intercessors under the umbrella of the CHARIS Intercession Commission to pray for the emerging challenges in the world, the Church and your own nations.

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