Cape Town archbishop offers congratulations to South African Catholic bishop appointed cardinal


On behalf of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town, the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and on my own and my wife, Lungi’s behalf, our warmest congratulations go to Archbishop Stephen Brislin on being named a Cardinal-elect of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis has announced that he will hold a Consistory at the Vatican on September 30, where 21 new cardinals will be created, including three from Africa.

I have been privileged to work with Cardinal-elect Brislin, who is my counterpart in Cape Town, and am thrilled at this well-deserved appointment. The Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Town and the Catholic Church in South Africa is also to be congratulated on producing yet another Cardinal of the Church.