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[PHOTOS] Regina Caeli Catholic Church officially opened

It has a capacity of hosting up to 3,000 members every Sunday

In Summary
  • The church has three confession rooms and an adoration chapel.
  • Construction of the church took almost six years.

Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
COMMUNION: Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
Image: ENOT TECHE

The multi-million Regina Caeli Catholic Church in Karen was on Thursday dedicated by the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan, Hubertus van Megen.

The church, which has three confession rooms and an adoration chapel was constructed in almost six years.

It has a capacity of hosting up to 3,000 members every Sunday. 

Some congregants attended the first mass during the dedication.

Archbishop Hubertus Van Megan Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan during the church dedication on the Solemnity of The Immaculate conception of Blessed Virgin Mary at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church in Karen on Thursday, December 8.
OPENED: Archbishop Hubertus Van Megan Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan during the church dedication on the Solemnity of The Immaculate conception of Blessed Virgin Mary at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church in Karen on Thursday, December 8.
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The church was established in 1953, by Holy Ghost Regina Caeli Catholic Church Karen Parish in Western Deanery.

However, construction of the new church began in 2016.

The church has three doors, one at the entrance while two are on the right and left side of the church.

Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
MASS: Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
Image: Enos Teche

At the centre of the church, a dove is placed to signify the holy spirit.

The ceiling is also painted sky blue with a dove representing the Holy Spirit at the centre.

There are four stars, two yellow and two blue placed at the roof.

Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
Image: Enos Teche

The church is circular and resembles a crown with yellow painted arcs on the walls around the church.

There are also 12 pillars representing the 12 disciples of Jesus.

View of Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
View of Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
Image: Enos Teche
Regina Caeli Catholic Church in Karen.
Regina Caeli Catholic Church in Karen.
Image: Enos Teche
Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
Image: Enos Teche
Archbishop Hubertus Van Megan presiding a mass at Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
Archbishop Hubertus Van Megan presiding a mass at Regina Caeli Catholic Church during its dedication in Karen, Nairobi on Thursday, December 8.
Image: Enos Teche
Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church in Karen Nairobi on Thursday, December 8, 2022
Congregants at the Regina Caeli Catholic Church in Karen Nairobi on Thursday, December 8, 2022
Image: Enos Teche
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