Christus Vivit: Christ Lives - Post Synodal Apostolic Exhortati
Pope Francis has written a very personal letter to young people, and to the entire People of God, following the 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. In his engaging and easy to read style, the Pope draws from young saints and biblical figures, and even the young Jesus, to remind today’s young people that their voice must be listened to.
The Pope offers some guidance to young people, exploring vocation discernment and encouraging friendship with Jesus. He also addresses the Church as a whole, reminding us of the youthfulness the Church should embody, while also considering how to renew youth ministry and emphasising the importance of attracting young people to the Church.
This is an important document to be read by anyone – young people, those involved in youth ministry, and all those who wish to help pave the way to a mission-focused Church that keeps her ears open to the fresh voices and ideas of young people.