Justin Welby gives his last Christmas message before becoming Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Bishop of Durham, Justin Walby, has announced his Christmas message for the year.
The Bishop of Durham says plans to print the Sunderland Echo in Sheffield are 'bad news for the North East'.
Bishop Justin Welby, who will be officially enthroned as the next Archbishop of Canterbury in March, has renewed his attack on the high interest rates charged by pay day lenders.
Speaking in the House of Lords in support of an amendment to try to put a cap on high interest rates, Bishop Justin said it was a moral case.
He added that it was clear that the present market in such loans was not working.
In tonight's programme, Gerry Foley talks to the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Justin Welby about the challenges facing the Church of England over the issues of gay marriage and women bishops.
Bishop Justin says women bishops should have the same authority as men, and any difficulties within the Church should be overcome....
The Bishop of Durham, Rt Rev Justin Welby, says he's concerned about the number of families across the region who are turning to Food Banks to help them cope during the downturn.
But on tonight's Around The House at 11.35pm, Bishop Justin - a former financial manager in the oil industry - says he thinks it's wrong to blame all the current hardship on Government cuts.