Pope Threatens to Punch Aide

"One of these days, Alice!"

“One of these days, Alice!”

Oh, sorry, did I forget the #TrollSoHard tag in that headline?

On the plane from Sri Lanka to the Philippines, the pope addressed the Charlie Hebdo issue, saying there were limits to free expression and that

 “One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith. There is a limit. Every religion has its dignity … in freedom of expression there are limits.”

The Holy Father and I are going to have disagree on this one.

“Should not”? Certainly.

“Cannot”? No.

“Every religion has its dignity”? Every one? Eh, not so much.

However, his illustration of his point was vividly candid. Referring to Alberto Gasparri, an aide who was by his side on the plane, he said:

“If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, then a punch awaits him.”