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

News & Events

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 […]

Interfaith Theological Dialogue

All are welcome to attend this theological dialogue: It will be live-streamed to this Facebook account: www.Facebook.com/Afosa14 and later to a YouTube channel (awaiting link).

Cardinal Brislin’s Mass with the Clergy

Cardinal Stephen Brislin celebrated his election as Cardinal at a special Mass with the clergy of the Archdiocese of Cape Town at Immaculate Conception, Parow on 1st November. Attached below is the homily preached by Fr Robert Bissell.

Appeal for Prayer for Peace

Our Bishops’ Conference call for a united prayer for peace in this letter from our SACBC President, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka.

Synod Synthesis Report

Below please find the Letter of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to the People of God, and the Synod Synthesis Report: A Synodal Church in Mission. Dear sisters, dear brothers, As the proceedings of the first session of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops draw to […]

Solemn sung Mass for All Souls day

A Solemn sung Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral on All Souls Day (2 November) at 7 pm.We commemorate all the faithful who have passed on from this earth, and we recognize the great hope we have of resurrection. All are welcome to attend.   Music: Missa Pro Defunctis a4 – VictoriaThou Knowest Lord – PurcellLux aeterna […]