Church head Archbishop Vincent Nichols said the decision had been inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain last September and the enthusiasm showed for abstaining from meat during Lent.
He said the papal visit had given Catholics “a fresh expression of self-confidence and identity”.
“We observed there was a greater enthusiasm amongst many Catholics to observe the penance in Lent,” he said.
Catholics to return to no meat on Fridays
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