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Rowan Williams: 'Gulf between rich and poor is growing'

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has raised concerns about the growing gap between rich and poor in British society.

Dr Williams, who is stepping down as head of the Anglican Communion in December, also spoke about a lack of cultural cohesion in the UK.

The interview was recorded as part of a BBC Newsnight film about the lessons modern Britain can learn from the works of Charles Dickens.

Watch Stephen Smith's film on what modern Britain can learn from Charles Dickens on Newsnight, on Tuesday 29 May at 22:30 BST on BBC Two, then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website.

  • 29 May 2012
  • From the section UK