Christus vivit (Christ is alive) – Pope Francis’ new Apostolic Exhortation
“Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!”.
Thus begins the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Christus vivit (Christ is alive), by Pope Francis, signed on Monday 25 March in the Holy House of Loreto and addressed to young people , and to the entire People of God and published today, Tuesday 2 April 2019.
In the document, composed of nine chapters divided into 299 paragraphs, the Pope explains that he allowed himself to be “inspired by the wealth of reflections and conversations of the Synod” on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment which took place in the Vatican in October 2018.