29 Oct 2021

Biden praises Pope’s leadership on climate during Vatican talks ahead of COP26

Washington Correspondent

President Biden has declared “it’s good to be back”, as he met the Pope at the Vatican.

During a 90-minute audience, Mr Biden praised the Pope’s leadership on environmental issues, calling him the “most significant warrior for peace I’ve ever met”.

But as Mr Biden heads into a flurry of diplomatic meetings before the COP26 summit, his own domestic agenda – including sweeping plans to tackle climate change – remains in limbo back home.