Watch: What happened at the Synod—and what comes next
- James Martin, S.J., who was one of the synod delegates chosen by Pope Francis
- Gerard O’Connell, America’s Vatican correspondent who has covered every synod since 1985
- Colleen Dulle, host of the “Inside the Vatican” podcast, which recorded special interviews and episodes from Rome
- Sebastian Gomes, America’s executive editor for audio and video who was also in Rome for the synod.
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