Homelessness, "monstrously" overcrowded prisons and a struggling health service are among a number of issues requiring urgent action, the Archbishop of Wales has said in his first Christmas message.
The Most Rev John Davies, who was enthroned as Archbishop at the beginning of the month, also criticised "clumsily introduced" Universal Credit and said starvation, ethnic cleansing and human trafficking are at a critical point.
He called for "open-minded conversations" from world leaders, condemning their style as "confrontational, tribal and profoundly worrying for the security of the world".
Mr Davies also said that homelessness "stalks the streets" of many of our cities, while food banks "struggle to provide" and the NHS "struggles to cope".
He added that prisoners "in need of opportunities of rehabilitation and education, spend too long idly locked up, because of staff shortages, in monstrously overcrowded, degrading and uncivilised Victorian environments".
The Archbishop of Wales will hold a service at Brecon Cathedral at 11am on Christmas Day.