“Christus vivit”, the Latin for “Christ is alive”, is the title of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation dedicated to young people.
The document, that was released at a press conference in the Vatican on Tuesday, 2 April, is the fruit of the world Synod of Bishops on “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”, held in the Vatican in October 2018.
Fr. Amarnath Dinesh Roy, Director of the Youth commission of the Indian Archdiocese of Bangalore. Sr. Carmel Ann of Vatican News contacted Fr. Roy on the phone to know about what his and the young people’s expectations are regarding the Papal Document.
Fr. Roy hopes the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on young people gives an assurance that the Church is for the youth, that the Church is a safe place where they are protected, their talents enhanced, creativity nurtured and thus their ministry fulfilled.
Fr. Roy is happy, the Pope has chosen to address the issues of the youth. He said that in order to draw them to the Church, the Church must speak the language of the youth and provide them challenges.