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Pope Francis: "You are the 'now' of God"

We propose Pope Francis' recent exhortation, "Christus Vivit," dedicated "to young people and to the entire people of God." Read the full text.

"1. Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world, and everything he touches becomes young, new, full of life. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!

2. He is in you, he is with you and he never abandons you. However far you may wander, he is always there, the Risen One. He calls you and he waits for you to return to him and start over again. When you feel you are growing old out of sorrow, resentment or fear, doubt or failure, he will always be there to restore your strength and your hope."


Read the full text on the Vatican website.