The Francis Effect podcast: Synodality, deportation of migrants, and a papal trip

A woman holds a sign in Italian reading "Liberty, Creativity and Dialogue" as people wait for Pope Francis' arrival to celebrate Mass on the fields outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Sastin, Slovakia, Sept. 15. (CNS/Paul Haring)

A woman holds a sign in Italian reading "Liberty, Creativity and Dialogue" as people wait for Pope Francis' arrival to celebrate Mass on the fields outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows in Sastin, Slovakia, Sept. 15. (CNS/Paul Haring)

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NCR executive editor Heidi Schlumpf is part of the new season of "The Francis Effect" podcast, joining co-hosts Franciscan Fr. Daniel Horan (columnist for NCR's "Faith Seeking Understanding"), and David Dault, executive producer and host of "Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith."

In this episode, hosts Heidi, Father Daniel and David explore the idea of synodality and the upcoming 2023 synod, look at current U.S. policy playing out on our southern border with Haitian migrants, and welcome guest Christopher White to talk about the recent papal visit to Hungary and Slovakia.

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