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JesuiticalOctober 06, 2023
Participants in the assembly of the Synod of Bishops gather in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican before the first working session of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops October 4, 2023. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)

Hello from Rome! Ashley and Zac are joined by their colleague Gerard O’Connell, a journalist who has covered the Vatican since 1985. They bring questions from listeners about the Synod on Synodality, which began this week: How will the discussions inside the synod hall work? How will the synod deal with internal polarization? What will determine the success of this synod? They also discuss:

  • The changes that Pope Francis has brought to the synod, making it more open and inclusive.
  • How to listen and remain open to the Holy Spirit.
  • Lay involvement in the synod, especially of women and young people.

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