Amid rise in gang violence, Irish archbishop calls for new temperance movement

Posted July 10, 2019 2:42 am by Editor

Amid rise in gang violence, Irish archbishop calls for new temperance movement

Armagh, Northern Ireland, Jul 10, 2019 / 12:18 am (CNA).- An archbishop in Northern Ireland has called for the reigniting of a “temperance movement” to address the problem of alcohol and drugs, in the wake of increasing gang violence in the country.

“We see how addictions like this can devastate family life and social life…There is no future in a life of crime associated with drugs,” Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, primate of all Ireland, told the Irish Independent on Sunday.

His comments were prompted in part by a spate of violence in Drogheda, a town 30 miles north of Dublin, which

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