News and Events

Learning from the 2016 Elections

To the African National Congress last week must surely feel as, at worst, the rumour of defeat to come, at best a loud political wake-up call. Other parties need to take note too. Everyone knew the ANC would retain Durban and Bloemfontein without serious opposition, just as everyone assumed the Democratic Alliance would hold onto […]

Pope on Armenian Genocide

Earlier this week Pope Francis on a return trip from Armenia took a series of questions from journalists. Some of his responses, especially his comment about asking forgiveness of gay people and their families provoked a media storm. Yet, in reading the whole interview, I was struck by his consistent concern for all those who […]

Pope Francis on Islam

By Fr Anthony Egan, S.J. I really like to see, amidst the populist appeals of many politicians to the lowest – the very lowest – common denominator in humanity, that a public figure has the courage to talk sense about religion. The figure is (I am tempted to say again) Pope Francis. The occasion: his interview […]

HOT off the Press!

AD News 2 of 2016: Indaba 2016; Blessing of Holy Year Church; Cats Metropolitan; Don’t move the Pastor; Dominicans celebrating 800 years; Justice & Peace issues; Holy Cross Jubilarians; Deacons’ Formation; Introducing our Catholic NGOs and Programmes; Celebrating Life in the Catholic School; Immigrants celebrate All Nations Mass; and much more…

PPC Documents

Please find below the PPC documents from the most recent APC meeting.

Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission

The principal role and responsibility of the Liturgical Commission is to assist the Archbishop in the promotion of authentic liturgical life in the Archdiocese of Cape Town. The Commission, under the direction and guidance of Fr Rohan Smuts, as chairperson, is among other things: to deal with specific issues and questions concerning the liturgy; to present […]

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