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Pope Francis’ Global, ‘Decentralized’ Synodal Process, Stirs Hope, Anxiety

The Synod of Bishops process will culminate with an October 2023 assembly in Rome.

The next Synod of Bishops will begin with consultations in local dioceses that will seek to reenergize parish life post-COVID, but Germany’s own tumultuous ‘Synodal Path’ casts a long shadow.