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Pope Enters Charlie Hebdo Debate, Defending Limits on Speech

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Pope Francis said there are limits to freedom of expression, weighing in on the side of those in France and elsewhere who say Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of Prophet Muhammad went too far.

“You cannot insult other people’s faith,” he told reporters today aboard a plane taking him from Sri Lanka to the Philippines as part of his Asian tour. “You can’t make fun of other people’s faith,” The Pope also said killing in the name of God was “an aberration.” The comments were broadcast and posted by Radio Vatican.