Friday, November 6, 2015

U.S. Episcopal Church installs its first black presiding bishop

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(The Reverend Michael Bruce Curry (C) acknowledges applause after delivering his sermon and his Installation ceremony, at the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington, November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Theiler)
WASHINGTON, DC---Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina was inducted on Sunday as the first black leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church during a ceremony in the nation’s capital where he called for economic and racial unity. Curry, 62, was installed as the presiding bishop of the branch of the 80 million-member worldwide Anglican Communion at the Washington National Cathedral during a morning service. Curry is the first person of color to be a top leader in the U.S. Episcopal Church, which is the 14th-largest U.S. religious denomination, according to the National Council of Churches. [link]