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.
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