Bishop Michael Curry recovering from surgery after cancer diagnosis

2018-08-01 17:00
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New York — The American clergyman who preached about the power of love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan has undergone surgery for prostate cancer.

An Episcopal Church spokesperson said the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry underwent the surgery on Tuesday.

Following the surgery, a tweet was sent out from Bishop Curry's account saying that he is resting comfortably and that the surgery went well. A follow-up tweet thanked those who sent prayers and well wishes.


The 65-year-old announced his cancer diagnosis last week and said he planned to have surgery to remove the prostate gland.

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Curry said he expected to spend four to six weeks recuperating. He said he would resume his duties as presiding bishop of the church in early September.

Curry is the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States. His fiery sermon at the 19 May royal wedding offered a contrast to the more solemn Anglican style that many guests were used to.

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