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Pope: Love for God and neighbour two faces of same coin

Nov. 4, 2018

During his Angelus address from St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis takes his cue from Sunday’s Gospel reading from Mark in which a scribe asks Jesus "What is the first of all the commandments? 

Jesus responds, said the Pope, by quoting the profession of faith with which every Israelite opens and closes his day and which begins with the words "Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord". It is from this source, explained the Pontiff, “that the double commandment is derived for us: "You will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”

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