Christus vivit (“Christ is Alive”) is a new document that Pope Francis addresses to young people and the entire People of God.
The document is the fruit of the Extraordinary Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment held in Rome in October 2018. As Pope Francis writes:
“With great affection, I address this Apostolic Exhortation to all Christian young people.It is meant to remind you of certain convictions born of our faith, and at the same time to encourage you to grow in holiness and in commitment to your personal vocation. But since it is also part of a synodal process, I am also addressing this message to the entire People of God, pastors and faithful alike, since all of us are challenged and urged to reflect both on the young and for the young. Consequently, I will speak to young people directly in some places, while in others I will propose some more general considerations for the Church’s discernment.”