Welcome to the Archdiocese of Cape Town

As 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
+Cardinal Stephen Brislin
ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN

News & Events

Parish Alive Summit 2024

On 17 February 2024, Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) leaders came from the four corners of the Archdiocese of Cape Town to attend the Parish Alive Summit held at Our Lady Help of Christians in Lansdowne. What a gathering and what a sense of unity and joy with almost 500 people from 73 parishes/churches present! On […]

Pope Francis Announces Year of Prayer to Prepare for 2025 Jubilee

2025 has been proclaimed a Jubilee Year by Pope Francis. The Jubilee Year begins on Dec. 24, 2024 (Christmas Eve), and concludes on Jan. 6, 2026. In preparation for this Holy Year, he has also announced that 2024 become a Year of Prayer. Attached below is the Holy Year Prayer and the booklet Teach us […]

Archdiocesan News 1 of 2024

HOT OFF THE ‘DIGITAL PRESS’: In this edition: Parish Alive Summit 2024; Youth Empower Conference; Liturgical Music Training; Spiritual Accompaniment Course; Priests focus on Synodal Priesthood; Respond-ing to Disaster; Uplifting Revival Day at St Monica’s; Cardinal celebrates with the Diocese of Manzini and the Diocese of Kroonstad; Children Celebrating Liturgy; Kolping knitting and crochet marathon; […]

King and Queen of Lesotho visit Cardinal Brislin

King Letsie III of Lesotho and his wife, Queen Masenate paid a courtesy visit to Cardinal Stephen Brislin at the Chancery in Cape Town, and had a fruitful discussion. They were later joined by Bishop Sylvester David OMI (far left) and Fr Peter-John Pearson (far right).

From Cardinal Brislin on the situation in Gaza

Dear Bishop, Fathers, Deacons, Sisters, Brothers Yesterday I received information from the Latin Patriarch, His Beatitude Cardinal Pizzaballa, and from Vatican News, about an attack on the Holy Family Catholic Church in Gaza and on the Centre for Disabled Children that is run by the Missionaries of Charity in Gaza. I have celebrated and concelebrated […]

Archdiocesan News 4 of 2023

IN THIS BUMPER EDITION: The making of a Cardinal; Reminiscences and Reflections from Rome; On the Red Carpet; Food Insecurity – How to address it through parish programs; 100 years of Stella Maris; Retrouvaille at Century City; A Phoenix’s Rise; Dominicans celebrate 160 years in SA; Bellville Unity Mass; The Pontifical Mission Societies & Holy […]