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"A voice for the North East"

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

New bishop promises to 'listen and learn'

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.

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