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SCIAF launches emergency appeal to help flood victims in Pakistan.

http://www.sciaf.org.uk/news/news_archive/2010_news/help_pakistan_floods_survivors

A ruling, reported last week by the Scottish Catholic Observer, by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in favour of a television advertisement by Marie Stopes International (MSI), one of Britain’s main abortion providers, has been condemned by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).

http://www.spuc.org.uk/news/releases/2010/august04

Councillors in Edinburgh plan for the city to recoup as much as possible from the Scottish and UK governments to cover Papal visit costs.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/edinburgh/2010/aug/03/blogpost

Church in Ireland calls for study over future of primary schools.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0804/1224276150012.html

A decision to introduce a 12:30pm Sunday fixture in the 2010-11 Serie A professional Italian soccer competition schedule has annoyed the Vatican, Football Italia reports.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/vatican-slams-serie-a-soccer-schedule-as-a-pitch-invasion-on-life/story-e6frf7k6-1225901215000

A pilot project teaching sex education in schools is being rolled out across the Philippines. But the scheme is opposed by the Catholic Church.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-10552591

Pastor Dan Kimball, author of They like Jesus but not the church: Insights from emerging generations, said he has met many people who have the same negative views a author Annes Rice about organised religion. But he believes they have a misunderstanding about what it means to quit the community of Christ.

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100803/pastor-to-anne-ricequitting-the-church-is-giving-up-on-yourself/

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