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

Why We Need Science

By Anthony Egan SJ Let us consider today a community, once heavily persecuted but now the establishment; a community of contemplation and action on behalf of humanity, driven by flashes of insight backed up by systematic hard work; a community that has sought the good – and sometimes made terrible mistakes. No, not Christians or […]

Bicentennial Mass Pics

Below see gallery of pics from the bicentennial Mass at the Bellville Velodrome. Click on first pic to open the gallery.  

Archbishop’s Homily at the Bicentennial Mass

Read Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s homily at the Bicentennial Mass. Remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. These words of St Pope John Paul II have provided the framework for our bicentennial celebrations over the past year. We have recalled the past with gratitude, we […]

Statement on Malmesbury Mosque attack

On behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa, and the Catholic Church, we wish to express our deep shock and abhorrence of the recent atrocity at the Malmesbury Mosque. We offer condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this brutal attack and pray that the Almighty will give them comfort […]

Allowing God to be God

By Russell Pollitt SJ God’s silence in the midst of life’s chaos is often a haunting reality. How many times do we wonder why God, when we feel at our most vulnerable, seems to shut the heavens and retreat into a disturbing silence? I read something recently which, against the backdrop of tragedy, I want […]

Live streaming from the Bellville Velodrome

The closing Mass of the Bi-centennial celebrations of the Catholic Church’s presence in Southern Africa was live-streamed from the Bellville Velodrome on Sunday 24 June 2018. For those that could not make it here is the YouTube video so that you can watch it in the comfort of your own home: Please share so no one […]

Bishops condemn Mosque Attack in Verulam

“We heard with great shock and sadness of the attack on the Imam Hussein Mosque in Verulam, Durban and the tragic killing of an imam and the injury of two other people. On behalf of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa, we offer our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of the […]

Stand up against Racism – Resources from the SACBC

Dear People of God The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is much aware of the problem of Racism which is still affecting the unity of our country, even after 20 years of democracy. The Catholic Church is determined to stand up against the problem and totally uproot it.  There is no way that the […]