June 20th, 2014
10:14 PM ET

Pope Francis says "no" to marijuana legalization

The Pope is speaking out against the worldwide trend toward legalizing recreational drugs.

He calls it a very, very bad idea.

Pope Francis says he opposes making recreational drugs legal

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.

Filed under: Marijuana • News • Pope Francis
March 26th, 2014
03:50 PM ET

Jimmy Carter: Pope Francis agrees women should have enhanced role in the Catholic church

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.

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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.


Filed under: News • Pope Francis • Religion
March 14th, 2014
01:04 PM ET

Pope Francis marks one-year anniversary

Last year at this time a new Pope had just been elected and no one could have predicted how popular Pope France would become.

In his first year, why this Pope has everyone talking

It's been a record-setting and trend-setting year.

One year of Pope Francis: A priest reflects

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the new Pope's most irresistible moments.

Filed under: Jeanne Moos • News • Pope Francis • Religion
February 17th, 2014
08:20 PM ET

Pope Francis renews his Argentine passport

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.

Filed under: News • Pope Francis • Religion
January 31st, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Pope Francis gets rock and roll treatment on Rolling Stone cover

When you think of iconic Rolling Stone magazine covers, this photo is probably not what comes to mind.


And yet, few issues have garnered the attention of this week's Rolling Stone, featuring Pope Francis, the world's first rock and roll pope.

CNN's Erin Burnett has more OutFront.

Filed under: News • Pope Francis
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