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.
The Archbishop of York has undergone surgery today for an advanced form of prostate cancer.
The Archbishop of York warned that defence cuts will compromise Britain's safety as he delivered his Christmas message to soldiers.
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 praised church leaders in Durham for helping parents feed and clothe their children.
Dr John Sentamu was visiting a school in Sunderland where he is making a speech tonight about the role of the church in a time of severe cuts and in areas of deprivation.
You can watch the full report from Julia Barthram below.
The Archbishop of York John Sentamu has been tweeting about looking forward to spending the next couple of days in the North East.
On my way to Durham today for a Diocesan visit. Looking forward to an exciting couple of days! http://t.co/qwgARTqTQk
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has been visiting young people in the Diocese of Durham.
He has been accompanied by the Bishop of Jarrow for the two day trip which includes meeting primary school pupils and college students.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has recorded a video message for Easter Sunday.