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Pope Francis Takes Firm Stance against Drug Legalization

  Pope Francis took the opportunity to speak out against the legalization of drugs while on a landmark trip to Brazil in July. During Francis’ first trip to back to South America, where he is from, the Pope urged regional leaders to take a firm stance against drug legalization plans in Latin America. Pope Francis denounced the illegal drug trade as well, condemning drug dealers and drug traffickers. “How many dealers of death there are that follow the logic of money and power at any cost! The scourge of drug trafficking, that favors violence and sows the seeds of suffering and death, requires of society as a whole an act of courage,” he said. He also urged people to overcome the roots of the drug epidemic while on the third day of his … Read entire article »

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Is Treatment for Drug Addiction on the New Pope’s Agenda?

Is Treatment for Drug Addiction on the New Pope’s Agenda?

  After 2000 years of Papal history, the Catholic Church’s new spiritual leader Pope Francis has become the first pontiff from outside Europe. A humble and studious man, Francis stands as a clear indication that the church is expanding its horizons and potentially opening up to more modern views on the world and its problems. The so-called “drug war” that is now going on in Latin America is one of the world’s biggest problems. Drugs claim millions … Read entire article »

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