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The Rt Rev David Rossdale, Bishop of Grimsby, has been talking to Calendar at his home near Spilsby.
He says it's part of his job as a Bishop to consider the most vulnerable in society - that's why he's signed the letter condemning the new Government welfare reforms.
See more on Calendar tonight at 6.45pm.
The Bishops from our region who signed the letter are:
- Rt Rev John Packer, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds
- Rt Rev Richard Frith, Bishop of Hull
- Rt Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Bradford
- Rt Rev David Rossdale, Bishop of Grimsby
- Rt Rev Peter Burrows, Bishop of Doncaster
- Rt Rev Steven Croft, Bishop of Sheffield
- Rt Rev James Bell, Bishop of Knaresborough
- Rt Rev Stephen Platten, Bishop of Wakefield
The letter sent to the Government on the new welfare reform bill: they say families "cannot afford a further hardship penalty".
David Rossdale, Bishop of Grimsby, is among eight Bishops from our region to sign a letter to the Government slamming their welfare reform bill, which will be discussed in Parliament next week.
Despite technically retiring earlier this year, he says he does not officially retire until next month and felt strongly enough about the issue to sign the letter.
Eight Bishops from our region have signed a letter condemning the Government for its welfare reform bill.
The Bill, to be debated next week, means for the next three years, financial support for families will increase by no more than 1 per cent, regardless of the rise in the cost of living.
Church leaders, including the Bishop of Grimsby David Rossdale, have written to the Government saying the reform will push two thousand children into poverty.