Vatican City, Oct 8, 2021 / 07:35 am
Pope Francis will not attend the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the Vatican indicated on Friday.
Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See press office, said on Oct. 8 that the Vatican’s delegation to the 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) would be led by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
The Vatican never officially acknowledged the possibility that the pope would take part in the Nov. 1-12 event.
But Pope Francis noted in an interview with Spain’s COPE radio station aired on Sept. 1 that he hoped to travel to Scotland to take part in the conference.