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07 February 2007

Up in smoke: parishioners are appealing for help after St Augustine’s, Villiersdorp, South Africa, was burnt out last Sunday

Up in smoke: parishioners are appealing for help after St Augustine’s, Villiersdorp, South Africa, was burnt out last Sunday

Cubans hold a family party
THREE MEMBERS of a Cuban clerical family celebrated as Canon Nerva Cot Aguilera was announced as a new suffragan bishop of the Cuban Anglican Church on Sunday. She is married to the Very Revd Juan Ramon de la Paz Cerezo, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Havana. The announcement came after a eucharist at which their daughter, Marianela de la Paz Cot, was ordained priest.

Postcards take the rap
PROTESTANT CHURCHES in Germany are distributing postcards in 16 languages in schools and bars as part of their “Respect! Youth for Peace” initiative to promote tolerance through videos, rap music, multicultural parties, and poetry. Bishop Margot Kaessmann of the Evangelical Lutheran Church said that all projects would be posted on a website to encourage communication and networking. www.respekt-kampagne.de

Primate pays tribute to Adelaide Tambo
ADELAIDE TAMBO, a prominent South African activist in the African National Congress and widow of Oliver Tambo, died last week aged 77. She was dedicated to “the struggle and ultimate liberation of all South Africans”, said the Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Njongonkulu Ndungane. She was a holder of the Order of Simon of Cyrene.

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