Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Episcopal Church makes history electing Durham-consecrated Curry presiding bishop

From North Carolina-

The Episcopal Church made a historic choice by electing its first African-American presiding bishop. Michael Curry, 62, of the Diocese of North Carolina was elected by a landslide at the Episcopal General Convention in Salt Lake City.

His election is a second historic choice for the New York-based church of about 1.9 million members.

He is succeeding Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who was the first female presiding bishop and the first woman to lead an Anglican national church.

During a news conference at the convention, Curry said his selection was “a sign of our church growing more deeply in the spirit of God and in the movement of God’s spirit in our world.”

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