This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerard O’Connell and I take a look at the joint appeal signed by Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI of Morocco to keep the city of Jerusalem and its holy sites open to people of all faiths.
Then, we unpack some of our main takeaways from Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on young people, “Christus Vivit.” We’ll also look at some criticism of the letter and discuss the importance of looking at the entirety of documents like this one, rather than skipping over the spiritual insights and focusing solely on controversial issues.
Links from the show:
- Pope Francis and Moroccan king sign appeal urging that Jerusalem remain open to all faiths
- Pope Francis urges young people not to abandon the church
- Young Catholics aren’t the church of the future—they’re the church of now.
And you can see Gerry get a birthday cake from the pope here!