Earthquake In South Africa

eNCA: JOHANNESBURG – An earthquake — originally thought to be just a tremor — was felt across most parts of South Africa early on Tuesday afternoon. It was reportedly also felt in Mozambique and Botswana. According to the US Geological Survey website it measured 5.3 on the Richter scale and happened 6km east of Orkney in…

Eight South Africans Confirmed Dead in Kabul Attack

SABC news: Eight South Africans died in a suicide bomb attack which killed 12 in Kabul in Afghanistan this morning, the foreign ministry said. “Our mission in Islamabad in Pakistan, which is also accredited in Afghanistan, has informed us that eight South Africans were among the dead in the explosion which occurred in Kabul early this…

Africa Elects First Anglican Woman Bishop: In South Africa!

And who said the Ordinariate would never come to Africa? Perhaps it’s time for an urgent rethink? The Rev. Ellinah Wamukoya elected Bishop of Swaziland.   Africa has elected its first female Anglican bishop. On 18 July 2012 an Elective Assembly meeting in Mbabane elected the Rev. Ellinah Wamukoya as fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Swaziland. Bishop-elect…

Pope Benedict XVI Names 22 New Cardinals

22 Cardinal Designates have been announced. Here is the list of names: 1. Msgr. Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples; 2. Msgr. Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Major Penitentiary; 3. Msgr. Santos Abril Y Castellò, Archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major; 4. Msgr Antonio Maria Veglio, President of the Pontifical…

Earthquake in Washington Area, Felt on East Coast

  AP is reporting: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island, New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where President Barack Obama is vacationing. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was half a mile deep. Shaking was felt at…