Pope Francis Says Don’t Legalize Drugs

Pope Francis has demonstrated that there are limits to his modernising fervour as he warned against moves to legalise recreational drugs.

“Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise,” he said at a drug enforcement conference in Rome.

The Argentinian pontiff’s comments, in which he insisted that “the problem of drug use is not solved with drugs”, came a month after Uruguay become the first country to legalise the production, sale and consumption of cannabis, a move that is being followed closely in other Latin American countries trying to end the violence spawned by the drugs trade.

The pope, who has spoken out against drug use before, said: “To think that harm can be reduced by permitting drug addicts to use narcotics in no way resolves the problem. Attempts, however limited, to legalise so-called recreational drugs, are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, but they fail to produce the desired effects.”

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.



  1. Joe on

    the pope who owns the federal bank that makes 7 trillion dollars a year feed the world. The house of pedophiles should keep quite.

  2. jayjay on

    im very disappointed.

    prejudice is the real evil. shouldnt he know this? being so close to god un that..

    jesus im losing faith in this religious thing. i really am ;0)

  3. Anonymous on

    Catholic church is hooked on money. Hopelessly addicted.
    Cannabis is a plant from GOD, is the pope against GOD?

  4. BrianKerr on

    Hey poop boy in the funny hat. Suck my you know what F wad !

  5. Mrs.Ratsrectum on

    about cannabis. Sounds more like a Christian Scientist. Remember Galileo?

  6. Bhonze on

    Tell the Pope to have a Coke and a smile! That is so ridiculous; Tell him to stop making stuff up and read his Bible.