News and Events

Vacancy at Archdiocese of Cape Town

The position of Accountant has become available at the Archdiocese of Cape Town. Please see advert below for further details and requirements.

Extraordinary Mission Month 2019

Pope Francis has requested that an Extraordinary Missionary Month be celebrated in October. Please see Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s letter in this regard.

Femicide is a crime against humanity

Please see below the statements made by the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission and the Jesuit Institute, against Gender Based Violence.

Statements against public violence, thuggery and looting

Below are statements issued by the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), the Jesuit Institute and the Southern African Council of Churches (SACC) against the ongoing public violence and lawlessness in Johannesburg, Ekhuruleni and Pretoria “LEADERS: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!” “What have you done? Your neighbour’s blood cries out to me from the ground!” (Genesis 4:10) The […]

Archdiocesan News 3 of 2019

Attached below please find the third edition of the Archdiocesan News for 2019: Auxiliary Bishop ordained for Cape Town; Ordinations to the Priesthood and Diaconate; Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust; Youth Forum 2019 at the Vatican; New Salesian skills training centre opens in Delft; St Clare turns 40; Honouring Madiba through prison ministry; New season of […]

Archbishop’s Ordination Homily

A number of people have requested Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s homily at the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Sylvester David OMI. Here it is below. HOMILY EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF BISHOP SYLVESTER DAVID OMI It is indeed good to be here, as we gather together in celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection on the Day of the Lord. With […]

Contemplative Living

Benedictine Dom Laurence Freeman will give a series of seminars and talks on Contemplative Prayer. Please see the attached advert below for details

Episcopal Ordination Photos

Below are a selection of photos from the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Sylvester David OMI, Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town, at the Cape Town City Hall, on 25 August 2019.

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