The pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has said that he is ready to punch anybody who insults his mother.
The pope made these remarks when he was on his way to the Philippines from Sri Lanka, the pope said; “there are limits to freedom of expression and my mother was the limit”.
“We have a duty to speak openly, to have this freedom, but without offending others.
“It’s true that you cannot react with violence, but if my aide Doctor Gasbarri, who is a friend, badmouths my mother, a punch would be coming for him,” Pope Francis added.
The Pope also made remarks in relation to the terrorist attack in Paris recently, he said, violence all in the name of religion is unjustifiable, but there are limits to freedom of expression.
“Many people badmouth religion, mock it, play with other people’s religion.
“It can happen, but there are limits. Every religion has dignity, every religion that respects life and human beings has dignity, and you cannot mock it,” Pope said.
The Pope also warned, “You cannot provoke, insult, ridicule other people’s faith”.