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

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.

Episcopal Ordination

The Episcopal Ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town Bishop Sylvester David OMI was live-streamed on Sunday 25 August 2019. Here is a recording of the event:

Cape Town [exposed] beyond the beaches

A new documentary short film produced by the Jesuit Institute South Africa provides an 8-minute snapshot into another side of life in Cape Town — other than the tourist beaches and the opulent hotels. The township of Nyanga is notorious for being the area with the highest number of reported murders in the country. Katleho Khang […]

How to live a Happy life – Winter Living Theology 2019

The Jesuit Institute in collaboration with the SACBC Bishops’ Lenten Appeal and Fordham University invite you to join them in this year’s Winter Living Theology. The lecture series will be presented by Father David Marcotte SJ, professor of psychology and associate director of clinical training at Fordham University in New York.  He will look at […]