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Friday, 16 January 2015 - 8:38
Pope says there are 'limits' to freedom of speech
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Pope Francis condemned killing in God's name but warned religion could not be insulted, weighing into a global debate on free speech ahead of a rapturous welcome in the Philippines.

The pontiff made the comments to reporters as he flew from Sri Lanka to begin a five-day visit in the Catholic Church's Asian stronghold that is tipped to attract a world-record papal crowd.

But the 78-year-old pontiff also said "each religion has its dignity" and "there are limits".

Pope Francis, seen by many around the world as more progressive than many of his predecessors, said freedom of speech should be tempered by respect for faith. "
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