DAILY CATHOLIC    THURSDAY     October 21, 1999     vol. 10, no. 201

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VIRTUE OF CHARITY: LOVE OF GOD, LOVE OF NEIGHBOR

        VATICAN (CWNews.com) - The virtue of charity was the theme given by Pope John Paul II during his general audience on Wednesday in St. Peter's Square.

        The Pope said charity has two closely related dimensions: the love of God and love of another. "It is not possible to love God if one does not love his brothers," said the Holy Father to pilgrims from around the world under a sky which threatened a deluge of rain. He added that the love that impels all Christians towards their neighbors is "the extension of the merciful kindness" of God for Man.

        He concluded, "Only those who allow themselves to be involved with their neighbors and by their needs, clearly show their love for Jesus. To be closed or indifferent to the 'other' means to be closed to the Holy Spirit, to forget Christ and to negate the universal love of the Father."


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October 21, 1999       volume 10, no. 201
NEWS & VIEWS

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