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‘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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Fr Russell Polllitt’s address to Archdiocese of Cape Town Ecclesia Faith Festival Day on 29 August 2015.
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 […]
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 […]
This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another’ (Zech 7:9). The Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa, gathered in Mariannhill for their plenary session, are saddened and dismayed to learn of the recent decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to allow the Separation Barrier to be built […]
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ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN