Pope Francis fallible on free speech

January 16, 2015 10:33 AM

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"If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch," Francis said, making a fake move toward Gasparri, who organizes papal trips. "It's normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others."

Sounding a little like an ayatollah, the pope spoke to reporters en route to the Philippines.

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