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BRISLIN Card. Stephen 


Cardinal Stephen Brislin, Metropolitan Archibishop of Cape Town, Kaapstad (Sud Africa), was born in Welkom on 24 September 1956.

He completed his first studies at the Convent of Saint Agnes and CBC, Welkom.

He entered the seminary, studying philosophy at Saint John Vianney, Pretoria, and theology at the Missionary Institute of London.

He was ordained a priest on 19 November 1983.

On 17 October 2006, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop of Kroonstad in South Africa, and he was ordained on 28 January 2007.

On 18 December 2009 he was elected archbishop of Cape Town, taking canonical possession of the see on 7 February 2010, on the Solemnity of Our Lady of the Flight into Egypt, the patronal feast of the archdiocese of Cape Town.

From 2013 to 2019 he served as president of the South African Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 30 September 2023, of the Title of Santa Maria Domenica Mazzarello.