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Inside the VaticanOctober 20, 2023
Father Miguel Angel Cadenas, a Spanish Augustinian missionary, baptizes an infant in an Urarina indigenous community on Peru's Urituyacu Riverb June 6, 2014. (CNS photo/Barbara J. Fraser) 

In this bonus “Inside the Vatican” episode, host Colleen Dulle interviews Inés San Martín, former Rome bureau chief of Crux and current vice president of marketing and communications at The Pontifical Mission Societies U.S.A. Inés is currently in Rome helping the synod communications team.

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Inés first speaks with Colleen about World Mission Sunday, happening on Oct. 22, when there will be a second collection for the church’s missionary territories. She also explains the changes that The Pontifical Mission Societies U.S.A. have made following a financial scandal that led to a $10.2 million loss earlier this year.

In the second part of the show, Colleen and Inés discuss Pope Francis and the synod. Inés, being from Argentina like Pope Francis, offers insights into what those from another country might not fully understand about the pope. They also discuss synod secrecy guidelines, where Inés provides a unique perspective as a former Vatican journalist now involved in Vatican communications for the synod.

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