(UPDATE) A PHILIPPINE Catholic Church official called on the faithful to support the "No Meat Fridays" after the University of Cambridge challenged Pope Francis to urge all Catholics globally to return to the traditional practice of not eating meat on the last day of the working week to help reduce global carbon emissions.

Radio Veritas president and Caritas Manila executive director Fr. Anton C.T. Pascual said the challenge made by the British research university is "very timely" due to the ongoing changes in the world's climate resulting in catastrophic disasters.

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