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Archbishop of York launches poverty scheme

The Archbishop of York is launching a project to help tackle poverty in Middlesbrough

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Archbishop launches help for Boro poor

Help for the poorest people in Middlesbrough is being launched by the Archbishop of York today. "Together Middlesbrough" is a joint venture between the Church Urban Fund and the Diocese of York to help churches tackle poverty together.

A service to launch the initiative will be held at St Barnabas Church, Linthorpe, at 2pm.

We have a very unequal society. Overall income inequality is higher than at any time in the last 30 years - and whilst the poorest see their incomes slashed, incomes at the top have been rising rapidly.

– Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

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