‘Thankful, honored and blessed’ Presiding Bishop-elect Curry addresses the media

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Several hours after being elected as the Episcopal Church’s 27th – and first African-American – presiding bishop-elect, Michael Curry fielded a range of media questions with characteristic humility and humor June 27 and said he intends to build on the good work of his predecessor “because that’s the […]

Episcopalians, Anglicans react to historic election of Michael Curry as presiding bishop

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Reaction to North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry’s election June 27 as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church – the first African American to hold that post — was swift and joyous, came both from Episcopalians and Anglican visitors who were present. Here is a sampling of […]

North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry elected as 27th Presiding Bishop

Historic decision will bring first person of color into top leadership office

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 5:55 p.m. MDT to note historic nature of first-ballot election.  [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City, Utah] The Episcopal Church’s General Convention made history June 27 when it chose Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry to be its 27th presiding bishop. Curry, 62, was elected by […]