German Catholic Congregations


Many non-Germans assume that Germany is mostly Lutheran. This is a wrong assumption - approximately half of all Germans in Germany are officially Roman Catholics. Considering that most Austrians and a good proportion of Swiss Germans are also Catholics, one can see that the influence of the Catholic church on religious life in German-speaking Europe is large.

For historical reasons far fewer Catholics than Protestants emigrated to South Africa and it is therefore to be expected that there would be far fewer German Catholic congregations than for instance German Lutheran ones. German-speaking Roman Catholic Congregations can be found in most major centres in South Africa:

  1. St. Boniface, Johannesburg:
    Physical Address: Cor.Puttick Ave. and Kowie Rd, Sundowner Ext. 8
    Postal Address: P.O.Box 915, Honeydew, 2040
    Tel. +27-11-795-3651, Fax +27-11-795-3652
    Pater Schöber
    Tel. +27-11-795-2917
  2. Cape Town:
    Physical Address: Nazareth-Haus, 1 Derry Rd, Vredehoek
    Postal Address: P.O.Box 15910, Vlaeberg, 8018
    Tel. +27-83-303-5287
    Pfarrer Stefan Hippler
    Tel. +27-21-438-1242
  3. Durban:
    Physical Address: Mariannhill Convent
    Postal Address: P.O.Box 12, Ashwood, 3605
    Schwester Agnes Grasböck
    Tel. +27-31-700-3413
  4. St. Joseph der Arbeiter, Pretoria:
    Physical Address: 407 Frederick St, Pretoria West
    Postal Address: P.O. Box 19145, Pretoria West, 0117
    Diakon Dr Klaus Eckert
    Tel. +27-12-998-6785

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