Rome Newsroom, 17 August, 2021 / 7:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis will not offer a public Mass during his short visit to Glasgow in November, according to the Scottish bishops’ conference.
“I can confirm that the Scottish bishops are not planning a public Mass with Pope Francis in November,” Peter Kearney, spokesman for the Scottish bishops, told CNA on Aug. 17.
“The pope will visit as a guest of the UK Government who will be responsible for the arrangement details. We understand he will only be a few hours in Scotland to attend the COP26 gathering and expect he will have only a very short part of this time to meet with the Scottish bishops,” he said.
The pope is expected to attend the “world leaders summit” in the opening days of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow on Nov. 1-12.
Pope Francis’ “very short” trip to Scotland, which could likely be only a day trip, is expected to include meetings with world leaders and Catholic bishops.