Oct 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden to meet with Pope Francis to discuss COVID and climate change

Pope Francis and President Biden

President Biden and Pope Francis meeting in 2016. Photo: Giuseppe Ciccia/NurPhoto via Getty Images

President Biden will meet with Pope Francis in Vatican City later this month, the White House said Thursday.

Why it matters: At the Oct. 29 meeting, the pair will discuss "ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate crisis, and caring for the poor," according to the White House.

The big picture: From Rome, Biden will travel to Glasgow Nov. 1–2 to participate in the World Leader Summit at the start of the COP26.

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