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Archbishop Vincent Nichols – Catholics must not "shy from adding our voice to public debate" on poverty

On the day that figures revealed 1 in 5 children in the UK live in absolute poverty, Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Roman Catholic Archbishop for Westminster stated that society’s "moral insistence is to attend first to those who are most vulnerable, and at present that includes rising numbers of children".

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Archbishop Smith leads calls to tackle “poverty on the doorstep”

In the face of rising levels of domestic poverty, with 350,000 families now using foodbanks, 3.6 million children living in poverty and almost five million people earning below the living wage, the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) is hosting a seminal conference to strengthen and develop the Catholic Church’s response to the poverty crisis. 

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