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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 […]

Promulgation of Archdiocesan Child Safeguarding Policy

The Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Child Safeguarding Policy was promulgated by Archbishop Stephen Brislin on 1 October 2015, the feast of St Therese of Lisieux. The application of this policy is mandatory throughout the Archdiocese of Cape Town. The policy is downloadable here both as a reading document and as a printable booklet.

Homo Naledi: Evolution and God

‘When we read in Genesis the account of Creation, we risk imagining that God was a magician, with such a magic wand as to be able to do everything. However it was not like that… And thus creation went forward for centuries and centuries, millennia and millennia until it became what we know today, in […]

Letter from Archbishop Brislin

Attached is letter 3 of 2015 from the office of Archbishop Brislin, plus a Pastoral Statement from the SACBC on the Synod on the Family, and a prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod.

Music Festival

A music festival will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral from September 28 to 4 October 2015. Funds raised will be in aid of the Archbishop’s Year of Faith Building Fund. See details in the attachment below.

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