Bartholomew said that he and Francis wanted to leave the synod as a “legacy to ourselves and our successors.”
This could easily refer to Cardinal Raymond Burke, who became the anti-Francis face of the synod on the Family in October.
Several bishops who presented the document to the press pointed out that not all synod Fathers are happy with the softer tone.
late 14c., "ecclesiastical council," from Late Latin synodus, from Greek synodos "assembly, meeting, conjunction of planets," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + hodos "a going, a way" (see cede). Used by Presbyterians for "assembly of ministers and other elders" from 1593 to c.1920, when replaced by General Council.