Pope Francis will not offer a public Mass during his short visit to Glasgow in November, despite recent misleading press reports
The Holy Father will visit the city for only a few hours to attend the COP26 gathering where he is expected to address world leaders before returning to Rome.
The date of the Holy Father’s visit to the city has not yet been finalised but the Pope has repeatedly emphasised the moral dimension of the climate emergency and the obligation of all to help protect the planet.
Earlier this year in a message for Earth Day he said: “We have the instruments. This is the moment to act. We are at the edge.We need to ensure that the environment is cleaner, purer and that it is conserved. We must care for nature so that nature may care for us."