The Pope is a fan of starting processes--religious and political:
God manifests himself in historical revelation, in history. Time initiates processes, and space crystallizes them. God is in history, in the processes.
We must not focus on occupying the spaces where power is exercised, but rather on starting long-run historical processes. We must initiate processes rather than occupy spaces. God manifests himself in time and is present in the processes of history. This gives priority to actions that give birth to new historical dynamics. And it requires patience, waiting.Read paragraphs 84-86 of the final synod document with that hermeneutic in mind.
Also, remember what the progs did with the built-in ambiguity of the Vatican II documents.
Celebrate the glorious triumph accordingly.