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ST. AUGUSTIN, (354-430 A. D.)

Augustine, Saint. 354-430 A.D. one of the Fathers of the Christian Church; Bishop of Hippo in North Africa. Collins English Dictionary
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From the souvenir book of the 15th IVU World Vegetarian Congress, India, 1957 (uncorroborated):

ST. AUGUSTIN, (354-430 A. D.), Bishop of Hippo in Africa, calls attention to the abstinence of the Anchorites who "not only abstain from flesh and wine, but also from other viands. ..which flatter taste," He also quotes from St. Paul in I Corinthians VIII. 8 and also Rom. XIV 21 "that it is good never to eat meat and drink wine when by so doing we scandalize our brothers."