News and Events

Carmelites launch St Teresa of Avila’s Quincentennial Birth Anniversary

On March 28th, the Carmelite Family of Cape Town: priests, nuns and secular Carmelites celebrated the launching of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St Teresa of Avila, Reformer of Carmel, teacher of prayer and Doctor of the Church. The theme of the 5th Centenary Year is taken from one of St Teresa’s poems: […]

Winter Living Theology

WINTER LIVING THEOLOGY 2014 Co-ordinated by the Jesuit Institute A three-day course for priests, religious and interested lay people to explore the philosophy and theology of leadership. Today, 20 years after liberation, in the aftermath of the death of Nelson Mandela, and in the wake of the 2014 elections, South Africans are still asking about […]

Funeral Mass Pics

Pics of Archbishop Henry’s funeral at the Good Hope Centre, Cape Town on 15 March 2014. (Click on image to enlarge, then click on enlargement to browse through the gallery).

Press release on the death of Archbishop Emeritus Lawrence Patrick Henry

Archbishop Lawrence Patrick Henry, Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Cape Town, passed away suddenly at 23h45 on Tuesday 4 March 2014 after a short illness. Archbishop Henry was born in Cape Town on 27 July 1934. He was orphaned at the age of three and was raised by his grandmother. He attended 5t Raphael’s Primary School from 1941 […]

Archbishop Henry Funeral Arrangements

6 March 2014 I wish to offer my condolences to you once again on the death of Archbishop Lawrence Henry. Archbishop Henry specified clearly in his will that he was not to lie in state after his death and that his earthly remains should not be shown. Furthermore, he requested not to be buried in the Cathedral but […]

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.

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With my very sincere and best wishes

+Stephen Brislin
ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN