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18 November
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18th November 2010

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Cardinal O'Brien welcomes Scottish Government's pledge on aid spending.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien has today welcomed the announcement by the Scottish
Government that its International Aid commitments would not be cut. Speaking
about the decision, the Cardinal said;

"I greatly welcome the fact that in these difficult economic times the
Scottish Government have been able to sustain Scotland's commitment to
global aid and development."

"It is a testament to Scotland's renowned internationalism that this element
of the budget has not been removed or reduced. This country has a long and
proud history of global outreach and concern for those in need around the
world. It is heartening to know that even in the midst of harsh economic
times at home we are still able to remember the far greater suffering of our
fellow human beings in other countries."

ENDS


Peter Kearney  
Director  
Catholic Media Office
5 St. Vincent Place
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168
07968 122291  
pk@scmo.org  
www.scmo.org

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