News and Events

Bishops highlight harsh situation of Isis refugees

Archbishop Brislin is at present part of an international group of Bishops visiting various parts of the Holy Land with a view to supporting the work of the church in very troubling conditions, especially through prayer. It also seeks to do advocacy in support of the Church’s commitment to justice and peace in the region. […]


“THE PURSUIT OF COMMON GOOD MUST BE THE PRIMARY GOAL” The Jesuit Institute South Africa joins the chorus of voices from all sectors of South African society expressing serious concern over the removal of Nhlanha Nene as the country’s Minister of Finance. This move, announced by President Jacob Zuma, spells disaster for the stability of […]

Concert in a Convent Garden

Celebrating the richness of Music and Voice, Concert in a Convent Garden will take place on 31 January 2016 at 17.30 in the gardens of Springfield Convent in Wynberg. It will take the form of an outdoor picnic concert in the late afternoon where you can enjoy a glass of wine and delicacies from the […]

The Jubilee of Mercy

“Live God’s Mercy so that the Church is Credible!” 8 December 2015 The Catholic Church throughout the world formally begins the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy today, 8 December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Pope Francis invites the whole Church to refashion itself as a place not of judgment or condemnation but of pardon and […]

Pope Francis: A Pilgrim of Peace

At the beginning of the week Pope Francis ended a six-day apostolic visit to our continent. He visited Kenya, Uganda and the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR). In all three countries large numbers turned out, lining streets – often rows deep – to see the Pope. Pope Francis is the first pope in living memory […]

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 […]

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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.

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With my very sincere and best wishes

+Stephen Brislin