Christchurch Cathedral Search Reveals No Quake Victims

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNS/ENInews) A complete search of an Anglican cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand turned up no bodies buried in the rubble, despite widespread reports that 20 to 22 people had been trapped inside. ChristChurch Cathedral’s spire collapsed...

Shattered Churches Yield Their Dead in New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (RNS/ENInews) Churches shattered by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake were yielding up their dead on Friday (Feb. 25) as clergy and parishioners grieved and searched for places to worship on Sunday. The overall death toll from the Feb. 22 quake...

Stuff We Don’t Want, Stuff They Can’t Use

(RNS) On a recent family trip to Africa, spotting locals wearing T-shirts and baseball caps bearing American brands or slogans became something of a parlor game—a way to pass long hours in the Land Rover driving from place to place. There was a rural farmer in a...

A Year Later, Quake-ravaged Haiti Struggles to Recover

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (RNS) Driving through downtown Port-au-Prince, it can be difficult at first to see much change from a year ago, when a devastating 7.0 earthquake devastated this impoverished island nation. The presidential palace is still in ruins, with...