At the 31st International Drug Enforcement Conference in Rome, Pope Francis called drug addiction “an evil” which cannot be healed with drugs and also spoke out against legalization of recreational drugs like Marijuana:
Let me state this in the clearest terms possible: the problem of drug use is not solved with drugs! Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise,” Francis said, according to an English translation. “… No to every type of drug use. It is as simple as that. No to any kind of drug use.