Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has called for the government to pay all its employees, including care workers, the so-called living wage. He called for the number of low-paid workers to be cut by one million by 2020.
The living wage is currently calculated a £7.65 per hour, outside London. Dr Sentamu said it would be morally justified and could make financial sense for the country.
The Archbishop of York has described gaps in life expectancy between rich and poor in the UK as a "human rights abuse".
Speaking at an international fairness conference in York, Dr Sentamu warned against a smug attitude to images of inequality in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.
The Right Reverend Nick Bain will, in the summer, become The Bishop of Leeds, overseeing the diocese of West Yorkshire and, in North Yorkshire, the Dales. Here, the Bishop Designate of Leeds reacts to the announcement
From June, North Yorkshire will be overseen by a new Bishop. As Bishop of Leeds, the Right Reverend Nick Baines will head the newly created diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. He'll be a key religious figure in part of our region. But who is he, and what does he plan to do?
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, explains why The Right Reverend Nick Baines was selected to become The new Bishop of Leeds. Part of his role, which begins in June, will be to oversee the newly created diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales, which reaches deep into North Yorkshire.
Food banks are here to stay, the Archbishop of York has warned as Britain grapples with a "new and terrible" growth in levels of poverty.Read the full story ›
Food banks are here to stay, the Archbishop of York has warned.
Dr John Sentamu spoke of his shock at reading of a rise in hospital admissions for malnutrition and food poverty within his own diocese, a phenomenon he described as "dark stain on our consciences."
The Archbishop of York will visit the Northumberland village of Bamburgh later (26th August).
Dr John Sentamu will dedicate a new shrine at St Aidan's Church as part of a service from noon.
The Archbishop will also bless the village and will help children from Ellingham Primary School to lay a time capsule behind the shrine.
The Archbishop of York was able to speak at a charity campaign function yesterday, making his first public appearance since his operation for prostate cancer.
Dr John Sentamu was in Northern Ireland as a guest speaker at an event in Enniskillen ahead of the G8 summit.
The 63-year-old is still recuperating after undergoing an operation last month. He thanked people for their thoughts and prayers which, he says, have helped him through.
The Archbishop of York has undergone surgery today for an advanced form of prostate cancer.Read the full story ›