News and Events

Implementation of Child Safeguarding Policy at APC

The Child Safeguarding Policy of the Archdiocese of Cape Town was implemented by Archbishop Stephen Brislin at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) on Saturday 21st November 2015. Attached for download is a PDF of the Child Safeguarding Policy itself, together with a presentation and supplements discussed at the meeting.

Archbishop Brislin on the 2015 Synod

This article on the 2015 Synod was written by Archbishop Stephen Brislin for the Sunday Argus on 29 October 2015. “God did not create the human being to live in sadness or to be alone, but for happiness, to share his path with another person that is complementary”. These words of Pope Francis at the […]

Investiture into Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulchre

On Sunday 8 November 2015, 29 people (including a priest and two deacons) were invested by Archbishop Stephen Brislin into the Equestrian Order of the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem at Our Lady of Good Hope Church, Sea Point. Archbishop Brislin is the prior of the Order in southern Africa. The Knights […]

Sacred Heart donation to Building Fund

On 11 November 2015, the Sacred Heart Society of the Archdiocese of Cape Town presented Archbishop Stephen Brislin with a cheque for R20 000 towards the Archbishop’s Building Fund. With him is Fr Nkululeko Qokolo, chaplain to the Sacred Heart Society.


A Statement by the Jesuit Institute. The Jesuit Institute South Africa, seeing education as critical to the betterment of our society, supports the rights of students to peacefully protest against the high and rapidly rising cost of Tertiary Education which excludes the poor, working class and even sections of the middle class. The rights to […]

Archdiocesan News 4 of 2015

In this edition: Snapshots of Daswa Beatification; World Day of Prayer for Creation; Prison Care; Don Bosco Bicentenary; a pilgrimage to Keimoes-Upington; Br Laurence Morrison RIP; St Joseph’s Home celebrates 80 years; Year of Mercy Programme for a Parish Mission Retreat; 2015 Second Collection totals; Fr Basil van Rensburg; 100 days of Social Action.

Attending the Family Synod in Rome

The Synod on the Family is now well underway in Rome. The streets are full of tourists. For many of them the excitement of being in the city is amplified when, twice a day, prelates dressed in red and purple walk to the Vatican. They’re heading to the Paul VI Synod Hall for the daily […]

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