Contrary to what was anticipated, Pope Francis will not go to Glasgow for COP26 on the climate. In response to questions from journalists regarding the participation of the Holy See in sessions of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), Scheduled in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November, I can specify that the delegation will be led by His Holiness’s Secretary of State, His Excellency Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who was announced today as Matteo Bruni, Director of the Vatican Press Office.
Pope Francis’ participation in COP26 in Glasgow was never announced or confirmed by the Holy See, but It was the Scottish bishops who talked about, also specifying that the Pope’s visit would have been shorter and could not be a public gathering for local believers, but a meeting with the bishop.
In an interview with Spanish Radio Cop, the same pontiff, answering the question whether he would go to Glasgow for the Cop26 session on the climate, last 1/o September replied: “Yes, roughly, i plan to go, It all depends on how I feel at that moment. But, in fact, my speech is already ready, and the program has to happen.”
Now comes the counter-order, which may have affected the limited time available for liturgical visits, the busy calendar of papal appointments and, last but not least, the efforts for which the pontiff continues after a few months. Interference. Colon surgery on July 4.
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