Posts Tagged ‘Cop26 climate conference’

Scottish development agency “gutted” Francis won’t attend COP26 climate summit

Monday, October 11th, 2021
Pope will not travel to COP26

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will not travel to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit but stopped short of giving a reason for his non-attendance. The Director of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, Alistair Dutton, is said to be “gutted” over Francis no-show. The announcement was “an enormous disappointment for everyone who Read more

Religious leaders make joint climate appeal ahead of Cop26

Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Religious leaders climate appeal

Pope Francis and other religious leaders made a joint appeal for governments to commit to ambitious targets at the upcoming UN climate conference, COP26. The “Faith and Science: Towards COP26” meeting brought together Christian leaders, including Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and representatives of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Read more

Christian leaders unite to warn of ‘catastrophic consequences’ of climate change

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Christian leaders climate change

The world’s Christian leaders have united to warn of the ‘catastrophic consequences’ of climate change, saying now is a ‘critical moment’ for the planet’s future. Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of the Eastern Orthodox Church, made the joint statement ahead of the Cop26 climate summit. In their Read more

Pope to attend UN climate conference in Glasgow

Thursday, July 15th, 2021
Pope Glasgow conference

Pope Francis will attend the UN Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow along with leaders from around the world, but only if his health allows it. The 84-year-old pontiff has returned to his home in the Vatican after convalescing from his July 4 operation. He is expected to resume normal activity in August. Scotland’s Catholic bishops Read more