Bishops call for meat consumption cut
Published: 16 May, 2011
Catholic church leaders are calling on members to observe a meat-free Friday once more, in a move back to more traditional values.
Meat-eating Catholics will be asked to go back to not eating meat on a Friday – a tradition that had fallen out of favour following relaxation of the rules in 1984.
Now, a decision has been made by English and Welsh bishops to return to the original rules, which impose the restriction of meat as an act of penance to mark the day of Christ’s death.
Meat eaters are not the only ones being asked to make a sacrifice though; vegetarian Catholics are being asked to abstain from another sort of food each Friday as well.