What’s a synod? What’s going on? Watch these short videos to learn more

On Oct. 10, Pope Francis formally opened a two-year process called “a synod on synodality,” officially known as “Synod 2021-2023: For a Synodal Church.” The process involves an expansion of an established institution, called the “Synod of Bishops.”

This means that bishops around the world will consult with everyone from parishioners to religious and Catholic universities before coming together for a discussion in 2023.

Here are the first two “Synod Minutes” from the Syracuse diocese to help you understand about what’s taking place.