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… as we celebrate the Flight into Egypt

On Sunday 1st February the Archdiocese of Cape Town celebrates its patronal feast day, Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt. Fr Anthony Egan from the Jesuit Institute provides a timeous reflection for us and asks some hard questions, especially in the wake of the most recent Xenophobic attacks in our country.   NOT AGAIN! by […]


Leadership Training Course

A leadership training course for anyone involved in Ministry was held in the Chancery chapel and the Cathedral hall on Saturday 24th January 2015. Attached is a PowerPoint presentation  on the second module Practical Skills for Leadership in Ministry. The four modules of leadership are: 1. Called to Mission; 2. Practical Skills for Leadership in […]

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8 February – Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Attached is a pastoral letter from the SACBC (Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference) launching Human Trafficking Awareness Day, 8 February, Feast of St Josephine Bakhita. The text is available in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.  

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Bad reading leads to destructive religion

Fr Chris Clohessy The recent terror attacks in France have highlighted a number of issues, all needing further discussion. One is the reality that it took an attack on European soil to provoke such a reaction – 1.6 million people marching in Paris, led by forty or more world leaders. But militant groups, under Islamic guise, have been […]

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