(Altar at the University of Nairobi Grounds)
Negotiations are underway to have the Papal Altar built at the University of Nairobi gazetted as a historical site. This is after the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and National Museums of Kenya paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.
The Papal Altar was built 2015 when the Pope visited the country and celebrated mass that was attended by more than 300,000 faithful’s on November 26th 2015.
HIS Eminence Cardinal Njue noted that the Altar should be made a historical site in remembrance of the Pope’s coming to Kenya. He also thanked the University for availing the grounds for the mass.
The Altar will be used as a site for religious activities while the structure will be used for religious visits, students meetings, conferences among others as approved by the University Chaplaincy.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the University and the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) will be signed at later date on how to use the facility
The courtesy call was held at the Vice Chancellor’s Office on Tuesday November 1st 2016.