Vatican announces Pope will not be attending COP26 in Glasgow

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Pope Francis will not now be attending the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, the Vatican announced on Friday. Instead, the Vatican delegation will be led by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, the Holy See said. The summit, the success of which is widely considered crucial to the global effort to combat the climate crisis, will take place in the Scottish city from October 31 to November 12. While the Pope’s attendance at the meeting was never officially confirmed, the Pope himself suggested that his trip was planned in an interview with a Spanish radio station i…

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