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Buffalo-ordained Bishop to give address at Royal Wedding

16 May 2018

The Most Reverend Bishop Michael Bruce Curry is the first African-American to serve as the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop.

While the couple doesn't know Michael personally, choosing the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church with roots in Chicago is a sweet nod toward Meghan's education and her alma mater Northwestern University. "They basically understand we made our decision, and this is who we are, and we're committed to being a house of prayer for all".

The Episcopal Church is basically referred to as the USA department of the Anglican Communion, which incorporates the Church of England. The bishop, who will travel from his home in Chicago for the wedding, released a statement saying he was celebrating and praying for the happy couple. Bishop Michael Curry has been in the role since November 2015.

Curry, 65, from Chicago, is one of the most senior ministers in the U.S., and was elected as bishop of North Carolina in 2015.

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Curry became popular in 2012 after he preached the sermon that came to be known as "We need some insane Christians".

A little something called the royal wedding.

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, who lived in Baltimore for several years, will give the sermon at the upcoming wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Harry and Markle's choice of an American pastor is a break from royal custom. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.

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Archbishop Welby, also part of the ceremony, was who baptised Meghan Markle into the church.

Bishop Curry is yet to comment on the news on Twitter.

Curry, he wrote, "is a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ".

The bishop argued that Jesus was once thought to be of unsound mind and said that Christians need to follow his example.

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He went on to say that the followers of Jesus want those self same traits.

Buffalo-ordained Bishop to give address at Royal Wedding