By Diana Hsieh
The rich and powerful should be required by law to spend some time every year helping the poor and needy, says the Archbishop of Canterbury.Do you think that Christianity is compatible with capitalism? Think again!
Rowan Williams said today a return to the medieval tradition when monarchs ritually washed the feet of the poor would serve to remind politicians and bankers what should be the purpose of their wealth and power.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4 Today programme's Thought For The Day slot, he said the Bible made clear it was the duty of the powerful to ensure ordinary people were 'treasured and looked after' - especially those without the resources to look after themselves.