Contrary to assumptions, Pope Francis will not be going to Glasgow for COP26 on climate. In response to journalists’ questions regarding the Holy See’s participation in the session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), scheduled to be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, I can specify that the delegation will be headed by His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Minister of State, His Holiness,” announced today the Director of the Vatican Press Office, Matteo Bruni.
Pope Francis’ participation in Cop26 in Glasgow has not been announced or confirmed by the Holy See, but It was the Scottish bishops who talked about it, specifying that the papal journey would have taken a very short time and a meeting with the episcopate could have been expected but not a general Mass for the local faithful.
In the interview with Spanish Radio Cope, the same rabbinic answer to the question of whether he will go to Glasgow for the COP26 session on climate, on 1/o last September, answered: “Yes, Wide plan for me to go. It all depends on how I feel at that moment. But, in fact, my words are already in preparation, and the program will be there. ”
Now the counter-order has arrived, which may have affected the limited time available for the visit which nonetheless required a request, the crowded calendar of papal appointments, and, last but not least, the efforts which the Pope continues to make after a few months of the visit. Colon surgery on July 4th.
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