The only response to the recent murders in Paris should be unequivocal opposition: You can never kill people because they have offended or insulted your beliefs, even your religious beliefs. Period.
Pope Francis' recent comments were not unequivocal. While condemning the murders, he implicitly made excuses for the killers and chastised people who dare to criticize or, in his view, "make fun of" people's religious views.
I was saddened and surprised by the pope's response to these horrific events.