News and Events

Statement on Malmesbury Mosque attack

On behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa, and the Catholic Church, we wish to express our deep shock and abhorrence of the recent atrocity at the Malmesbury Mosque. We offer condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this brutal attack and pray that the Almighty will give them comfort […]

Allowing God to be God

By Russell Pollitt SJ God’s silence in the midst of life’s chaos is often a haunting reality. How many times do we wonder why God, when we feel at our most vulnerable, seems to shut the heavens and retreat into a disturbing silence? I read something recently which, against the backdrop of tragedy, I want […]

Live streaming from the Bellville Velodrome

The closing Mass of the Bi-centennial celebrations will be streamed live from the Bellville Velodrome on Sunday the 24th June 2018 at 2pm. For those that have not managed to secure a ticket, here is the YouTube link so that you can watch it in the comfort of your own home: https://www.youtube.com/chann…/UC8HSXi_F3iQh-VOVTu3QFig/live Please share so […]

Bishops condemn Mosque Attack in Verulam

“We heard with great shock and sadness of the attack on the Imam Hussein Mosque in Verulam, Durban and the tragic killing of an imam and the injury of two other people. On behalf of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa, we offer our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of the […]

Live Streaming of Chrism Mass on YouTube

The Chrism Mass at Corpus Christi, Wynberg will be streamed live on the videographer Max Bosanquet’s YouTube channel on Thursday 29 March 2018. To watch the Mass live from your home, click HERE. The link will only appear once the Mass goes live at 10 a.m.

Stand up against Racism – Resources from the SACBC

Dear People of God The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is much aware of the problem of Racism which is still affecting the unity of our country, even after 20 years of democracy. The Catholic Church is determined to stand up against the problem and totally uproot it.  There is no way that the […]

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