Christopher White in conversation with Geraldine Doogue 

20 November 2023


During his visit to the Diocese of Parramatta as part of its ‘Bishop Vincent Presents’ series, Vatican correspondent and American journalist Christopher White spoke with veteran Australian journalist Geraldine Doogue. 

In their conversation, the pair discuss the recently concluded First Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Synodality (Global Synod), what were some of the achievements and disappointments that emerged and the pathway the Church continues to travel ahead of the Second Assembly in October 2024. 

You can follow Geraldine Doogue’s ‘Plenary Matters’ podcast, where she spoke to people on the ground during the Synod at 

You can read more of Christopher White’s reporting in the National Catholic Reporter at or follow him on X (formerly Twitter) –  


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