Black American bishop will give the address at royal wedding


Now serving as Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, Curry will travel from Chicago to give an address at the royal wedding in Windsor, England.

Curry presently serves as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.

"I am thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have requested Bishop Michael Curry to evangelise at their wedding ceremony", Welby wrote on Twitter.

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The first African-American bishop in the American Episcopal Church will give an address at the royal wedding in Windsor next week.

The Episcopal Church is an offshoot of the Church of England in the USA and forms part of the broader Anglican Communion worldwide.

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The royal couple's choice is a break from royal custom as it is traditional for senior clergy from the Church of England to deliver addresses at royal weddings. He called Curry a "brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ".

Before Curry was a Bishop though, he was a Buffalonian. The North Carolinian bishop was the first to bring same-sex marriages to churches in that area.

Dean of Windsor David Conner is to conduct the service, before Justin Welby officiates as the couple make their vows.

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Rev Curry said: 'Discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation is a violation of the fundamental ideal of equality in America'.

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Curry's sermon went viral and was eventually become a book titled "insane Christians: A contact to check out Jesus".

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Taking place at Windsor Castle, the pair will Wednesday before travelling through Windsor in a royal carriage to greet well wishers.