Free speech no excuse for insulting religions: Pope

According to Press TV, Pope Francis has lashed out at those in the Western societies who keep justifying their insults against religions by resorting to notions such as freedom of expression.

In a Thursday meeting with Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi at the Vatican, the Pope stressed that freedom of expression does not mean insulting religions and religious sanctities.

The spiritual leader of the world’s Catholics has repeatedly expressed discontent with the growing trend of religious desecration in the West, which gained a new momentum in the wake of deadly terrorist attacks in France in early January.

This BBSNews article was syndicated from Atheist Alliance International - Welcome!, and written by Shakak Manteq. Read the original article here.

Shakak Manteq

Shakak Manteq is from Tehran, Iran and is the founder of Iranian Atheists & Agnostics.