Waris, a man in his early 20s, was taken into police custody after a mob attacked him for blasphemy against Islam.
Filipino respondents reported extremely high rates of prayer, with over 80% attending Mass at least once per month.
He has always talked about his faith - but he added 'he doesn't want to jam it down anybody's throat'.
At least 70 soldiers have been killed in four days in two different clashes with jihadist groups in northern Burkina Faso.
According to tradition, at this time, some prisoners receive pardons from the authorities.
He has once again called for peace during his Ash Wednesday General Audience.