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Archdiocesan News 1 of 2018

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Giving Witness to 200 years of Catholic Faith; Mini World Youth Day 2017; Christian Brothers’ Centre; Sixty Years a Priest; Be a Current of Grace; Vocations Crisis; Focus: St Joseph’s Home; Prayer for Rain; Honouring our Widows; Buckets of Love exceed expectations.

Catholic Bishops Call for Calm in the Midst of Political Uncertainties

New and dangerous tensions are arising as the ruling party storms through a period of transition. The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference calls on all engaged in political decisions regarding in particular the future role of President Zuma to exercise calm and patience. Already opposing groups are gathering on the streets, whole provinces are becoming […]

Giving Witness to 200 Years of Catholic Faith

At 14.00 on Sunday 4th February 2018 – on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s patronal feast of Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt – over 4000 Catholics from parishes across the Archdiocese of Cape Town gathered at Holy Cross Church, District Six fo r a Eucharistic Procession to St Mary’s Cathedral. The purpose of […]

Bicentennial Procession

A BICENTENNIAL EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION will take place from Holy Cross, District Six to St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 4 February 2018 at 14.00 for 14.30. Starting at Holy Cross, Nile Street, District Six, the procession will move through the streets of Cape Town, following the Blessed Sacrament, and ending at St Mary’s Cathedral. A blessing will be given by Archbishop Brislin from the […]


Responding to the North Gauteng High Court Ruling against President Jacob Zuma In 2015 the Dominicans in South Africa (an order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church founded by St. Dominic in 1216) were the first complainants to approach the former Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, requesting that she investigate State Capture. The […]

Anti-Domestic Violence Workshop

On Saturday, 9 December, Justice and Peace will host an Anti-domestic Violence workshop for anyone who is interested in knowing more about what it is, where and how to seek help, what to do when someone needs help and more information about the Child Protection Policy. Invitation with all the details attached.

Archdiocesan News 4 of 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Diocesan Priests’ Indaba; 60th Jubilee for German-speaking Catholics; Festival of Nations Mass; Child Safeguarding Workshop; World Day of Prayer for Creation; Visit from Archbishop Makgoba; Bp Cawcutt celebrates 25 years; Consider volunteeing for Prison Ministry; Sent out on Mission…; Our Catholic NGOs – Help the Rural Child; Catholic Schools’ News; Catechetics […]

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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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