News and Events

Archbishop receives Italian Consular visit

Archbishop Stephen Brislin poses for a photograph with Italian Consular Agent Mr Antonio Rapisardis (left) and the Italian Consul Mr Emanuele Pollio (right) in his office at the Chancery.

Statement on CWD by Archbishop Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin responds to recent media reports about CWD in the following Statement; a Letter to the Parishes; and an interview on Cape Talk, yesterday 6th March, with John Maytham. Cape Talk interview with Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Light Through the Bars

You are cordially invited to celebrate the Book Launch of LIGHT THROUGH THE BARS by Fr Babychan Arackathara MSFS Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 18.00 Venue: Archdiocesan Chancery, 12 Bouquet Street, Cape Town Kindly RSVP via Email:; or Mobile/Whatsapp: +2781 271 2451 on or before 6 March 2019. The book will be sold during the launch […]

Archdiocesan News 1 of 2019

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Rescued by God from the furnace of fire; Seeing the Sacred in the Scorched; Fire ravages Holy Cross Primary in District Six; NET Ministries; Celebrating our new deacons; Interested in forming a Co-operative Bank/Credit Union?; Celebrating World AIDS Day; Filipino Community recognised in Kalk Bay; Blessing and welcoming of newly initiated; […]

Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on the 2019 General Elections

A Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa to the Catholic Community and all People of Goodwill.  Dear Brothers and Sisters, “…Remembering the mercies of God … let the renewing of your minds transform you, so that you may discern for yourselves what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable […]

World AIDS Day Mass

Please see attached details for the World AIDS Day Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral.

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