Saturday, January 11, 2020

Diocese of Obala: a new cathedral ready to be created soon

It is the cathedral "Notre Dame du Mont Carmel d'Obala". The site of over 2,700 square meters was blessed by the bishops of Cameroon in conclave in the department of lekie in the Center region, on January 9, 2020.

The national daily Cameroon Tribune reports that the Diocese of Obala will soon have its cathedral. It has been under construction since 2018. With a capacity of nearly 3000 seats, this architectural gem is being built on a space of more than 2,700 square meters. The name chosen for the future house of the lord located in the heart of the city of Obala in the department of Lékié in the region of the Center, it is "Notre Dame du Mont Carmel d'Obala cathedral". 

Cameroon Tribune informs us that the site where the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel of Obala is gradually rising, benefited from the visit of the bishops of Cameroon on January 9, passing through this city. "The skeleton of this architectural gem ... has been visited and blessed by the bishops of Cameroon in a conclave in Ngoya, diocese of Obala since Monday (January 6, 2020)," the newspaper said. 

A prayer was said on this place, by the bishops. The president of the Natiole Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (CENC), Mgr Abraham Kome said in the columns of the newspaper that: “we ask the Lord that with our passage, love may grow in our hearts and that with a momentum again aroused by the Holy Spirit, we gave ourselves the means to carry this project to its end. It is a project of God. We summon him to be the main architect of what we can do for his greatest glory ”.

For the bishop of Obala, Mgr Sosthène Bayemi Matjei, “we have already built the four workshops and finished with studies as architectural as the ground… We are 60% of the construction of the footings which constitute the foundations. The contributions received to date are CFAF 303 million. We used 280 million FCFA. We hope to finish the sole which will carry the Mezzanine in order to continue to celebrate Mass and to clear the Co-cathedral which serves as a place of worship ”. 

The costs for this project are estimated to be "ten times what we received". According to the prelate, this work will last nine years.