News and Events

Live streaming from the Bellville Velodrome

The closing Mass of the Bi-centennial celebrations of the Catholic Church’s presence in Southern Africa was live-streamed from the Bellville Velodrome on Sunday 24 June 2018. For those that could not make it here is the YouTube video so that you can watch it in the comfort of your own home: Please share so no one […]

Bishops condemn Mosque Attack in Verulam

“We heard with great shock and sadness of the attack on the Imam Hussein Mosque in Verulam, Durban and the tragic killing of an imam and the injury of two other people. On behalf of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa, we offer our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of the […]

Stand up against Racism – Resources from the SACBC

Dear People of God The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is much aware of the problem of Racism which is still affecting the unity of our country, even after 20 years of democracy. The Catholic Church is determined to stand up against the problem and totally uproot it.  There is no way that the […]

SACBC Statement on SONA

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference heartily welcomes the State of the Nation Address delivered by His Excellency the President Cyril Ramaphosa. We are particularly happy with the emphasis on Unity, Ethical Leadership, and the total equality of all citizens. The intention to reduce poverty and youth unemployment, improve education […]

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
ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN