The Pope is speaking out against the worldwide trend toward legalizing recreational drugs.
He calls it a very, very bad idea.
At a drug enforcement conference in Rome, Pope Francis said, "drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise."
Outfront, CNN Religion Commentator Father Beck, Senior Editor of Reason Magazine Brian Doherty and Former Senior Drug Policy Advisor to President Obama, Kevin Sabet.
In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, former President Jimmy Carter talks about his letter to Pope Francis. In it, Carter called on the pontiff to support efforts to stop abuse against women.
"I asked him to join with me in doing some of these things to prevent slavery, and to prevent killings, and to prevent unnecessary prostitution, and to prevent things of that kind," Carter said.
The former president also said he didn't ask the Pope to change the Catholic Church's policy on female priest, which he supports.
"[The Pope] said the role of women within the Catholic Church should be enhanced in the future," Carter said.
Last year at this time a new Pope had just been elected and no one could have predicted how popular Pope France would become.
It's been a record-setting and trend-setting year.
CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the new Pope's most irresistible moments.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the man the world knows as the Pope.
Like every other world traveler, Pope Francis has a passport that sometimes expires. But unlike any other Pope, Francis insisted on paying the roughly $55 fee himself.
It's just one example of the Pontiff acting like a regular guy.
OutFront: Joe Concha, columnist for Mediaite.