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David Cameron defends 'right to offend' over religion

Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the right to "cause offence about someone's religion" in a free society.

It follows comments made by Pope Francis, who said that people's faiths should not be insulted or ridiculed.

Speaking on US network CBS, he said that, as a Christian, he would be offended by the mocking of Jesus, but he didn't have the right to "wreak vengeance" on them.

  • 18 Jan 2015
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