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Born Episcopal bishop to preach at next Saturday's 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.

"The love that has introduced and can bind Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle collectively has its supply and origin in God, and is the important thing to life and happiness", Curry, the church's presiding bishop, stated in a press release.

Curry said he would "celebrate and pray for" the royal couple ahead of their wedding next Saturday.

They have recently announced who will be giving the address at the wedding.

Curry is a socially progressive bishop who has frequently compared the black and LGBT civil rights movements.

Meanwhile, representatives at Buckingham Palace have shared the first images of Queen Elizabeth II's Instrument of Consent, required by law to formally grant her "dearly beloved grandson" Prince Harry permission to Wednesday former actress Markle.

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Curry will deliver the sermon alongside other religious leaders and Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, who will officiate the high-profile wedding, according to an announcement from Kensington Palace.

The Reverend Michael Bruce Curry gives a thumbs up as he arrives for his Installation ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington, D.C., on November 1, 2015.

Having an American pastor at a royal wedding is a break from tradition. "Now that Bishop Curry is going to be there, I will be waking up on time to catch his comments", Smith said.

In December of 2016, Curry visited Syracuse and led a worship at Grace Episcopal Church, following the Ordination and Consecration of Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe.

He gained fame for his 2012 sermon "we truly want several insane Christians" At the sermon, Curry, who was then the bishop of vermont, volunteered a few variations of this Bible characterizing Jesus as somebody who was believed to be out of his own mind.

He went on to say that the followers of Jesus need those same characteristics.

Born Episcopal bishop to preach at next Saturday's royal wedding