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.More news: Mercedes restore order at top with Hamilton's win
Curry became popular in 2012 after he preached the sermon that came to be known as "We need some insane Christians".
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Archbishop Welby, also part of the ceremony, was who baptised Meghan Markle into the church.
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.More news: Deputies conclude investigation into young girl attacked by bear
He went on to say that the followers of Jesus want those self same traits.
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