Pope: Drug Addiction is an Evil, and with Evil there can be no Compromise

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VATICAN CITY (June 20, 2014 – CNN) — Pope Francis spoke out Friday against legalizing recreational drugs, telling participants at the International Drug Enforcement Conference in Rome that, “Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise.”

As public opinion shifts on the use of recreational drugs, two U.S. states have made marijuana use legal and several other states, cities and countries have decriminalized its use or have announced plans to do so.

But Francis said such policies are “not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, but they fail to produce the desired effects,” he said.

“To think that harm can be reduced by permitting drug addicts to use narcotics in no way resolves the problem,” he said.

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4 comments

  • TheFoundingFathers

    Just a thought but when did the church start paying taxes and get into the political game? Until I see some $$$$ from the world's oldest pyramid scheme going to the community and paying taxes ,you have 0 say about anything! Ever heard about " separation of church and state"? Go take that bible and go thump it on the S.E side, and inform the hoodrats its bad to kill children and innocent bystanders!