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Holy Thursday Mass of the Oils

Mass of the Oils was celebrated on Holy Thursday at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne at 10.00 by Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town. (Click on image to enlarge, then click again on enlargement to browse through the gallery)

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Procession of Witness to Parliament

Religious leaders from all faiths are joining together in a Procession of Witness to Parliament on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at 10a.m. from Keizersgracht Street, District Six. Please spread the word and make every effort to come along as the faith sector calls on government to ensure a Better Life for All of God’s People. […]

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Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

Mgr Clifford Stokes and Fr Peter-John Pearson were invested into the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre by Archbishop Stephen Brislin at Corpus Christi church in Wynberg on April 3. Archbishop Brislin is the prior of the order in South Africa. In his homily, Archbishop Brislin called for solidarity with the Christians […]

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Call for Prayer for South Africa

‘Supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings should be made for everyone, especially rulers and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.’ (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Heeding Paul’s call to all God-fearing […]

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Bishops’ Press Statement on Nkandla

BISHOPS’ PRESS STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT ZUMA’S RESPONSE TO THE PUBLIC PROTECTOR’S REPORT President Zuma’s decision not to respond promptly and comprehensively to Adv. Thuli Madonsela’s report on Nkandla undermines both the Public Protector’s office and Parliament. It is unacceptable for the President to expect the country to wait for an explanation until the Special Investigating Unit […]

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Holy Land Lecture

Rimon Makhlouf, a leading Catholic Holy Land tour guide from East Jerusalem, is visiting South Africa in April. He will speak on: The Fifth Gospel – Locating Christ in the Holy Land JOHANNESBURG: Monday, April 7 at 19:00, Immaculate Conception parish, Rosebank. PRETORIA: Tuesday, April 8 at 19:00, Christ the King parish, Queenswood. CAPE TOWN: Thursday, […]

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Carmelites launch St Teresa of Avila’s Quincentennial Birth Anniversary

On March 28th, the Carmelite Family of Cape Town: priests, nuns and secular Carmelites celebrated the launching of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St Teresa of Avila, Reformer of Carmel, teacher of prayer and Doctor of the Church. The theme of the 5th Centenary Year is taken from one of St Teresa’s poems: […]

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Winter Living Theology

WINTER LIVING THEOLOGY 2014 Co-ordinated by the Jesuit Institute A three-day course for priests, religious and interested lay people to explore the philosophy and theology of leadership. Today, 20 years after liberation, in the aftermath of the death of Nelson Mandela, and in the wake of the 2014 elections, South Africans are still asking about […]

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

Archbishop StephenAs the Archbishop of the Mother City of South Africa, of the first ecclesiastical territory to be established in Southern Africa (1818), I welcome you to this website.

It is my hope that it will inform you and provide you with any information you may require regarding this segment of the Catholic Church.

We also provide links with other websites which might interest you. If you require any information not included here, email us and we will do what we can to help.

If you have discovered this page by accident, you are especially welcome and I hope you will find it of some value and maybe help you to understand how the Catholic Church in Cape Town is trying to serve the community and so bring it closer to the Lord.

With my very sincere and best wishes

+Stephen Brislin
ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN