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

Anti-Domestic Violence Workshop

On Saturday, 9 December, Justice and Peace will host an Anti-domestic Violence workshop for anyone who is interested in knowing more about what it is, where and how to seek help, what to do when someone needs help and more information about the Child Protection Policy. Invitation with all the details attached.

Archdiocesan News 4 of 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Diocesan Priests’ Indaba; 60th Jubilee for German-speaking Catholics; Festival of Nations Mass; Child Safeguarding Workshop; World Day of Prayer for Creation; Visit from Archbishop Makgoba; Bp Cawcutt celebrates 25 years; Consider volunteeing for Prison Ministry; Sent out on Mission…; Our Catholic NGOs – Help the Rural Child; Catholic Schools’ News; Catechetics […]

Clergy Appointments

Please see the attached letter from Archbishop Brislin, which includes the most recent clergy changes in the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

Archdiocesan News 3 of 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Opening of the new church of St Elizabeth’s, Wallacedene; Laudato Si’ – An Encyclical for our Planet; Winter Living Theology on Addiction; Youth News and Events; Ecclesia Festival for the new season of Ecclesia; Bi-centennial Heritage Projects for Schools and Parishes; Feature on The Caring Network; Honouring the Heritage of Catholic […]

Bible Sunday

Bible Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday 27 August 2017. Attached please find a poster advertising this and a PDF booklet to aid you in your celebration.

God, where are you in our suffering?

How can we believe in an all-loving and all-powerful God when there is so much suffering around us? This is the most difficult religious question of all time. Why does God not just wipe out all suffering? Why does God seem so silent in the midst of so much pain? There have been many attempts […]

Winter Living Theology

This year’s Winter Living Theology, presented by Fr Thomas Weston SJ, was held at Christ the King hall, Pinelands on 19 July 2017. The topic was: Finding God in Addiction: A Pastoral Response to Addiction and Recovery. Below are some pictures of the event.  

Cultural Meeting pics

Below are some pictures of the cultural meeting held last Monday at the Leslie Johnson Memorial Center, supplied by the Italian Consulate.   

Archbishop’s sermon at Opening Mass for Bi-centennial

In today’s Gospel Jesus offers words of consolation and encouragement to his disciples. He says to them: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul: rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of […]

Bi-centennial Opening Mass

A special Mass was celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 25 June 2017 to mark the opening of a year of celebration and commemoration of 200 years of Catholic faith in Southern Africa. Archbishop Stephen Brislin (Archbishop of Cape Town and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference) was the principal celebrant, accompanied […]