Podcast: A synod insider on evangelization and World Mission Sunday
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.
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.
Links from the show
- The Pontifical Mission Societies
- Podcast: Should synod discussions be kept secret
- Colleen Dulle: Can the Vatican control the synod narrative?
- Secrecy at the synod: Vatican explains media restrictions
- Preach: The Catholic Homilies Podcast