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Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/08/10

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

By on Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Pope Benedict XVI greets faithful during today's general audience at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Pope Benedict XVI greets faithful during today's general audience at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Pope Benedict renewed his appeal for help for Pakistan’s flood victims at the general audience today.

The organisers of the papal visit to Britain have released a detailed schedule for the four-day trip.

The mayor of Mexico City has threatened to sue a cardinal if he doesn’t apologise for suggesting the mayor bribed the supreme court to uphold a city law allowing same-sex adoption.

The Egyptian authorities have released a Coptic Christian blogger arrested two years ago on charges of insulting Islam.

Nicole Greenfield worries that hipsters will “wreck” Christianity.

And the Catholic News Service has given the thumbs-down to Julia Roberts’s new film, Eat, Pray, Love (full review).