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Dear all, Attached please find our FREE extra digital issue of The Southern Cross to mark our first birthday as a magazine, and 101st as a Catholic publication. It includes some of our best articles over the past year. I hope you will enjoy it, whether you see the magazine for the first time, or catching up […]

Prayer and Reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Friday 15 October 2021, during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the deaf. Reflection for […]

Moment of Reflection for the opening of the Synod in Rome

Please see this video, courtesy of Vatican Media, recording the “Moment of Reflection” on Saturday 9 October 2021 in the Synod Hall, in preparation for the opening of the Synod on Sunday 10 October 2021. To watch only the Testimony by Dominique Yon, Youth Co-ordinator in the Archdiocese of Cape Town, fast-forward the video to […]

Prayer and Reflection by Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Wednesday 13 October 2021, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the deaf. Welcome to today’s […]

Opening of the Synod in Rome

Attached below, please find two documents from the opening of the Synod in Rome – the address of Pope Francis for the opening of the Synod in the Synod Hall on Saturday 9 October 2021, and his homily at the opening Mass at St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday 10 October 2021.

Document on Human Fraternity

This livestreamed interfaith event on theological dialogue and practical ethics, hosted by the Catholic Church in Cape Town and the Ahlulbait Mosque in Ottery, took place at St Mary of the Angels Church, Athlone on 12 October at 7.30 pm. Presented by Fr Chris Clohessy (from Rome) and chaired by Fr Peter-John Pearson.

Prayer and Reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Friday 8 October 2021, during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the deaf. Let us […]

Opening of the Synod in Rome and Cape Town

Pope Francis will officially open the Synod on Synodality at the Vatican with the celebration of the Eucharist at Saint Peter’s Basilica on Sunday 10 October, preceded by a moment of reflection in the New Synod Hall on Saturday 9 October. Please see the attached letter from Bishop Sylvester David OMI regarding the opening of […]

Prayer and Reflection by Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Wednesday 6 October 2021, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the deaf. Welcome to today’s […]

Prayer and Reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Friday 1 October 2021, during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the deaf. Reflection for […]

Devotion to St Joseph with Fr Sean Cahill OFM Cap

Pope Francis declared the Year of St Joseph, running from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. This is a rare opportunity for us to focus on this great man who is often described as “standing in the shadows”. Joseph becomes our guide to visit the important moments of the life of Mary and the […]

Archdiocesan News 3 of 2021

HOT OFF THE DIGITAL PRESS! Synod 2021-2023; Buckets of Love 2021; 2021 Directory Update; Youth Upcoming Events; St Catherine’s expands Soup Kitchen; News from St Kizito Children’s Programme; Life Teen and Edge; News from our Schools’ Office; CPLO Responses and Digests; God for Grownups; Kolping and Tafelsig parish collaboration; The Little Carpenter; the Xhosa Apostolate […]

Prayer and Reflection by Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Wednesday 29 September 2021, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the deaf. Today we celebrate […]

Season of Creation

A beautiful reflection for this Season of Creation from Fr Zane Godwin, Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Development in the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

Prayer and Reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Friday 24 September 2021, during this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the deaf. Friday 24 […]

Synod Documentation

Please see attached letter to all Parish Priests, Clergy, Lay Leaders, Religious, Catholic Institutions and Outreach Ministries regarding the upcoming Synod.

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