Friday, May 09, 2008

A New Church for the Institute of Christ the King in Gabon

Recently H.E. the Archbishop of Libreville, Gabon, Msgr Basile M'vé, laid the foundation stone for the new church of Christ the King of the Institute of Christ the King and Sovereign Priest in Libreville. Here are some pictures of this wonderful occasion:

Awaiting the Archbishop:

The arrival of the Archbishop:

[Note the faithful - more than 400, including government ministers and diplomats including from the nunciature - kneeling for the blessing]

Statio before the Blessed Sacrament:

The Bishop at the throne:

[The assistant priest, I think, is Fr Thibaut de Ternay, provincial of Gabon]

The Bishop vesting for Mass:

[NB: alb over rochet]

Pontifical Mass begins:

The sermon:


Pontifical Blessing:

Processing outside:

Preparation of Holy Water:

Blessing of the foundation stone:

Inscribing it:

Litanies (I think):

Insertion of the foundation document:

Actual laying of the foundation stone:

Group picture afterwards:

The celebration:

See all pictures here.

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