Caritas Cape Town

Sharing the mission of the Roman Catholic Church
to serve the poor, of all and no faiths,
and promote charity, justice &
environmental responsibility
within the Archdiocese of Cape Town

“Caritas is the salt, the leaven and the light that provides a beacon of hope to those in need”
- Pope Francis

About us

Our Focus

Caritas Cape Town promotes charity, justice and environmental responsibility throughout the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

Faith in action

Caritas Cape Town is inspired by the Gospels, by the teachings of the Catholic Church and by the hopes of people living in poverty. We encourage everyone to respond to humanitarian disasters, to promote integral human development and to advocate on the causes of poverty and violence.

Emergency response

Caritas Cape Town responds practically to humanitarian crises. This allows those in the poorest and most vulnerable communities to survive and recover from disasters and to live in a safe and secure environment.

Transforming lives

Caritas Cape Town promotes integral human development so that people in the worst off and most disadvantaged communities are free to flourish and live in peace and dignity. We work to ensure that our natural environment is managed responsibly and sustainably in the interests of the entire human family.

Calling for a better world

Caritas Cape Town seeks a world where the voices of the poor and marginalised are heard and acted upon. This is a world where the poorest and most disadvantaged communities are able to influence the systems, decisions and resources that affect them.

One World...

Visit the main Caritas Website and see our work worldwide.

How to get Involved

You can contact us and donate your time, expertise or make a donation.

NPO Number 264 187.    PBO 930074278

Our Bank Details:

Standard Bank
Thibault Square branch
Account name: Caritas Cape Town
Account number: 270960759
Branch code: 051001
Swift code: SBZA ZA JJ

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Meet the Team

Meet our core team that is committed to making a difference in the communities they serve.

Fr Paul Taylor

Episcopal Vicar &
Chairperson of Caritas Cape Town

Fr. Paul has been a priest in the Archdiocese of Cape Town since 2006 and has served in several parishes. He presently serves as the Parish Priest of Milnerton & Brooklyn parishes and serves as the Episcopal Vicar for Caritas and Social Development in the Archdiocese. He is dedicated to actions which will help alleviate some of the social injustice in local communities.

Aisling Foley


Aisling is an Irish qualified attorney. She has worked as a project manager in the NGO and social development field in South Africa since 2009 in areas such as mental health, special needs education and youth development. She is passionate about working in communities and engaging across different cultures with the aim of helping people to grow and reach their God-given potential. 

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