President Barack Obama called Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan on Feb. 23 to congratulate the Milwaukee archbishop on his appointment as head of the New York Archdiocese. Pope Benedict named Dolan as successor to Cardinal Edward Egan on Feb. 23. • With parliamentary elections scheduled for April 22, South Africa faces threats, including “blind loyalty to a party” and “corruption that delays service delivery and disillusions many people,” Archbishop Buti Tlhagale of Johannesburg, has said. • British-born Bishop Richard Williamson of the Pius X Society, who caused scandal with his remarks denying the Holocaust, arrived in London on Feb. 25 after the government of Argentina told him to leave or be expelled. • The losses incurred by Catholic institutions in the stock market since last autumn are roughly the same as the hits taken by other investors, according to experts, mostly in the range of 20 percent to 30 percent. • Joan Rosenhauer of the U.S. bishops’ Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, received the Harry A. Fagan Award on Feb. 21 in recognition of her contributions to the Catholic vision of social justice.