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Overseas news in brief

17 November 2010

‘Pray for Haiti’ after cholera outbreak

THE president of the charity Bright Hope, Craig Dyer, asked for prayers for the people of Haiti “as they face yet another life threatening chal­lenge” after the outbreak of cholera. More than 1000 people are reported to have been killed by the disease. The country is still recovering from the earthquake that struck in January (News, 15 January).

Vancouver Anglicans cannot keep buildings

FOUR congregations that broke away from the diocese of New West­minster and re-aligned themselves with the Province of the Southern Cone have lost their appeal over the ownership of church property. The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled on Monday that St Matthew’s, Abbotsford, St Matthias and St Luke’s, Vancouver, St John’s, Shaughnessy, Vancouver, and the Church of the Good Shepherd, Vancouver, cannot keep their buildings. This upholds the judgment of the Supreme Court last year (News, 4 December 2009).

Missionary pilot drowns, trying to save teenager

BENJAMIN Uskert, a pilot working for the Mission Aviation Fellowship in Indonesia, drowned earlier this month when he tried to save a youth who had been swept out to sea.

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