By Peter Jesserer Smith

Daniel Ibanez
Pope Francis leads the opening procession of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region from St. Peter’s Basilica to the Synod Hall with an opening prayer on Oct. 7, 2019.

The USCCB’s guidelines state the long-term goal of the Synod on Synodality is transforming how the Church approaches decision-making together ‘through communion, participation and mission.’

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