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Statement on the Violent Attacks on Foreign Nationals

THE STATEMENT OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ON THE RECENT VIOLENT ATTACKS ON FOREIGN NATIONALS. The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has observed with sadness the outburst of xenophobic violence in Durban which the Catholic Archbishop, Cardinal Wilfrid Napier has already condemned. Our charter, the bible, is very clear “When a foreigner lives with you in […]


Chrism Mass

On Holy Thursday, Archbishop Stephen Brislin celebrated the Chrism Mass, or Mass of the Holy Oils with the priests, deacons, religious and faithful at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Lansdowne. Here are some photos of the event.


Online Survey for the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of Bishops 2015

“The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World.” Greetings Towards the end of 2013, the Holy See distributed throughout the world, a set of questions that formed the basis for discussions at the recent III Extraordinary Synod of Bishops held in November 2014. A number of concerns were highlighted, these included: […]

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Catechetics Policy Roll-out

This past weekend saw the first roll-out of the new Catechetics policy for Kuil’s River and Kleinvlei parishes in 2015. There will five such workshops around the Archdiocese throughout the year. Attached is a picture of the group. On 31 January there was a meeting of Catechetical Co-ordinators at Immaculate Conception, Parow. Attached are two […]


Hot off the Press 2 – Archdiocesan Directory

The 2015 edition of our Archdiocesan Directory – a mine of information on all thing Catholic in Cape Town – is now on sale at the Catholic Bookshop for R95 a copy. Tel: 021 465 5904.

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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