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LIVE: Pope Francis presides at Synod preparatory meeting


At 9 a.m., local time, Pope Francis will meet with representatives from all over the world in the New Synod Hall at the Vatican.

Two theologians, Fr. Paul Béré and Cristina Inogés, will speak about synodality. Then the Pope will intervene, and several testimonies will be heard.

The speakers include a young woman from South Africa, a representative from the Diocese of Newark in the United States; families from Australia; and the Prior of Taizé, Brother Alois.