Bishop gets hate mail for St. Patrick's Day-Lent meat ruling

David Zubik Photo: AP
David Zubik

May 19, 2017 03:24 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's Roman Catholic bishop says he got hate mail for allowing church members to eat meat on St. Patrick's Day, which this year fell on a Friday during Lent.

The Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/2q4ji8k ) says Bishop David Zubik touched on that subject and others during a Friday breakfast with reporters marking World Communications Day.

Advertisement

Zubik says some Catholics wrote to tell him, "You're sending us to hell. Who do you think you are to be able to tell us we can eat meat?"

Zubik says there is a need for less hatred and fear in the world.

He's hopeful that President Donald Trump and Pope Francis will have a positive exchange when they meet during Trump's trip abroad. He says he would "love to be a fly on the wall."

___

Information from: Tribune-Review, http://triblive.com

Credits

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

Police: Attack in Northern Swiss City Not a Terrorist Act

2 Hospitalized after Shots Fired in North Minneapolis

Trump Son-in-Law Kushner Denies Collusion with Russia

Officers Shoot, Injure Man in Willmar Sunday

Get to Know: Acting Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo

2-Alarm Fire Damages Recycling Plant in Rosemount

Advertisement