(USA TODAY) Pope Francis on Thursday defended freedom of speech but said there are limits and that "you can't make a toy out of the religions of others."
Francis spoke about the Paris attacks while en route to the Philippines. He defended freedom of expression as not only a fundamental human right but a duty to speak one's mind for the sake of the common good "without offending."
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Seventeen victims and three terrorists died in the three-day rampage of violence across France last week. The offices of the satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, which had published cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, were attacked.