Catholics urged to give up meat on Fridays For Lent
As Christians worldwide prepare for the start of Lent, Catholics in England and Wales are being urged to give up meat on Fridays as part of their Lenten abstinence.
In a pastoral letter read to congregations in March 2011, the Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, said: "Every Friday during Lent holds a special place, for these Fridays link us to the Lord’s death on the Cross. So I ask you to ensure that you mark each Friday in Lent with an act of self-denial."
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