The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler has called for more to be done to help young people in the North East to achieve their dreams in his Easter message.
Unfortunately, as some children get older, their hopes and aspirations tend to reduce. The difficult truth is that the North East of England has the lowest levels of aspirations among young people in the whole country, which is a sad statistic and one that should be hard to accept for all of us.
This is something that we need to change. We all need to give our children and young people a sense of hope that their aspirations can be met rather than a sense that they will fail to achieve their dreams.
The Bishop is the Church of England's lead bishop for children and young people.
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The Bishop of Durham, the Right Rev Paul Butler, is due to give his maiden speech in the House of Lords.
For this month's Around The House, the new Bishop of Durham talks about combining his spiritual and political roles.
The Rt Rev Paul Butler says he has been inspired by the ethos of self-help among communities in East Africa.
He told Helen Ford that he hopes to play his part in reviving community life in the North East.
Watch his full interview here:
The next edition of Around The House is on Thursday 3 April at 11.35pm
The new Bishop of Durham says he plans to listen and learn in his first weeks and months in the role.
The Right Reverend Paul Butler was enthroned as the seventy fourth Bishop of Durham at a ceremony in the city's cathedral yesterday.
In his sermon, Bishop Paul repeated his aim to tackle what he called the 'scourge of poverty'.
He says another priority is to discover more about the North East and its people.
The new Bishop of Durham will lead his first Sunday service since his enthronement.
Paul Butler was formally welcomed into his new role at a ceremony at Durham Cathedral yesterday.
Today he will take a service at St Andrew's Church in Bishop Auckland.
The new Bishop of Durham has been enthroned in a ceremony at Durham Cathedral.
Paul Butler replaces Justin Welby who became Archbishop of Canterbury last year.
Bishop Paul says he's happy to now be able to get on with the job.
Watch Frances Read's report.
Watch the Right Reverend Paul Butler enter Durham Cathedral to begin his enthronement as the new Bishop of Durham
As the tradition goes, the new Bishop knocks on the cathedral doors before entering.
Members of the Diocese of Durham have started to gather at Durham Cathedral ahead of the inauguration of the new bishop.
Paul Butler is inaugurated as Bishop of Durham today. The service will be held this morning at Durham Cathedral.
He says it's great to "be able to get on with the job."