David Cameron has criticised comments made by the Pope who said people should insult the faith of others.

David Cameron

David Cameron

The Pope made the comments after events in Paris and the release of the first Charlie Hebdo magazine since the attack, which featuring a picture of the Prophet Mohammed on the front cover.

The Pontiff compared criticising someone's faith to offending his mother, which would result in a punch. His comments sparked anger and debate last week when he suggested that there were limits to free speech.

Cameron is the latest person to wade into the debate saying that there should be not limit on free speech - even if what is being written or said causes offence.

Speaking during an interview on US TV's Face the Nation, Cameron said: "I think in a free society, there is a right to cause offence about someone's religion.

"I'm a Christian; if someone says something offensive about Jesus, I might find that offensive, but in a free society I don't have a right to wreak vengeance on them.

"We have to accept that newspapers, magazines, can publish things that are offensive to some, as long as it's within the law. That is what we should defend."

The Paris attacks saw two men storm the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after the publication released images of the Prophet Mohammed. The events left twelve people dead and a country in mourning.

Since then, there have been further events in Belgium as a terror ring was discovered and destroyed.

Cameron has been in America to meet with President Obama - the interview with Face the Nation was filmed during his time in the U.S. - where they discussed how to deal with the growing terror problems.

As for the Pope, he has spent the last five days in the Philippines for a papal visit. The tour culminated in a mass in Manila yesterday, which was attended by an estimated six million people.

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