Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Christus Vivit - a document post Youth Synod signed today by Pope Francis

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‘Christus Vivit’ — Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Document on Young People, Published on April 2, the Memorial of the Death of Pope John Paul II (Full Summary)

Apostolic Exhortation Following 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment, Was Offered to Mary In Her ‘Holy House’ in Loreto

On March 25th, marking the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, Pope Francis visited the Italian hilltown of Loreto, in the  on the Adriatic Sea, a popular pilgrimage site for the Basilica of the Holy House of Mary, where Mary is believe to have grown up. On the occasion, Francis offered the Virgin Mary the Post-Synodal Exhortation of the Synod of Bishops on the theme: “Youth, faith and vocational discernment”, held in the Vatican from Oct. 3-28, 2018.
During the visit, the Pope celebrated Mass in the Holy House. At its conclusion, Francis signed the original Spanish Post-Synodal Letter to the Youth, titled: ‘Vive Cristo, esperanza nuestra.’
Vive Cristo, esperanza nuestra is the opening of the original text in Spanish of the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, whose text was subsequently published today, April 2, with the signature of March 25.
It was announced by Director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, that the Exhortation named “Christus Vivit,” will be published on April 2, “the memorial of the death of John Paul II.”
The wish, he expressed during a briefing in Loreto, was “to link together the two pontificates, so loved by and close to the younger generations.” Pope John Paul II had been the first Pope to address a letter to young people in 1985 and he was the Pope who began the World Youth Days.
Today, April 2, the Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation was released for the first time. The full English text of the Exhortation can be read here.
The Vatican has provided different language summaries on the text. We publish here their English summary:

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