Pope Francis led his first Easter services since becaming pontiff, as millions of Christians worldwide marked Good Friday.
On a trip to the Philippines, Pope Francis has condemned killing in the name of God. Referring to Charlie Hebdo, he also insisted that there were limits to freedom of speech when it insulted someone's faith.
Most Filipinos consider Pope Francis' visit to their country a blessing. Religion and politics are intertwined in the majority-Catholic island nation, and most of the time it is difficult to separate them.
Pope Francis has urged "respect for human rights" in Sri Lanka, where he kicked off his South Asia tour. It was the country's first papal visit in two decades.
The brutal attacks by Islamist terrorists in Paris have shocked Europe. That these attacks will discredit not only Islam, but belief in God in general, has angered DW's Felix Steiner.