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Christus Vivit


Easter came early for Youth Ministers! Pope Francis by publishing Christus Vivit in a way shortened our Lent 2019 by telling all who work with the young Church, that Christ is Alive! Christ is Alive! is the opening words of Pope Francis’ Exhortation. This document while addressed to the youth of world and the entire people of the world is “not a kind of manual of youth ministry or a practical pastoral guide.” Christus Vivit is a truly personal and reflective document by Pope Francis. It is a document of hope and challenge. It continues in the tradition of his previous Exhortations. It is the fruit of a synodal process. Christus Vivit is the first Exhortation post Vatican II on the topic of young people.