Pope Francis Speaks Out on Charlie Hebdo: ‘One Cannot Make Fun of Faith’

Wrong. Religions are based on ideas which we need to discuss, criticize and mock when it passes the ridiculous threshhold.

The Holy Father spoke to journalists in a broad interview on the papal flight to the Philippines about the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the controversy about the magazine’s new cover this week. Religious freedom and freedom of expression, he said, are fundamental human rights. But they are also not a total liberties. “There is a limit,” he said, speaking in Italian. “Every religion has its dignity. I cannot mock a religion that respects human life and the human person.”