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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.

1st Annual Multi-Faith World Day of Prayer for Creation

As a response to Pope Francis’ call to make 1st September a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the first annual Multi-Faith World Day of Prayer for Creation was held at St Mary’s Cathedral at 12.00 on 1st September 2015. Prayers were prayed by Father Bernard Makore, Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar, Rev Dr […]

It’s time to care about creation

The Pope’s call to make the 1st of September ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation’ comes at an opportune time. As we draw closer to COP21 in Paris there is a new urgency in drawing awareness to the environmental degradation that is happening through climate change. It is high time that we […]

SACBC Solidarity Message to the People of Lesotho

We, the Bishops of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) gathered here in Mariannhill this August 2015 wish to express our solidarity with our brothers and sisters from the Kingdom of Lesotho. We would like to express that Lesotho is not alone, the Bishops and the Catholic community are with you in this time […]

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