The Pope weighed in today on the Paris attacks with regard to free speech:
The Pope said “You cannot insult people’s faith” and “You cannot make provocations”.
For people who don’t like his comments, what did you think he was going to say? He’s speaking from the perspective of the head of the Catholic church. He’s going to tell you how you should act based on the Bible, not what should be permissible under the law.
Whether you like it or not, Charlie Hebdo’s work was largely offensive. I don’t condone his offenses just because the law says he should be able to say it. That’s not how I believe one should act. Nor does the Pope.
I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t find his comments controversial at all.