Friday, 16 January 2015

Pope Francis says there is limits to freedom of speech

While on a plane from Sri Lanka heading to the Philippines yesterday, the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis talked about the recent attack of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. While defending freedom of expression and the right to talk he said it is a fundamental human right. He also said ‘you cannot insult the faith of others’.

"One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, and one cannot make fun of faith. There is a limit. Every religion has its dignity...in freedom of expression there are limits.”
He gestured to a friend and said “If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch. It’s normal. It’s normal. You cannot provoke and insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of other Peoples' faith”