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Saturday, June 27, 2015

A New Presiding Bishop for The Episcopal Church.

Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop–Elect, according to a report to our Deputies. The vote tally was: 
  • Bishop Michael Curry: 121
  • Bishop Dabney Smith: 21
  • Bishop Ian Douglas: 13
  • Bishop Tom Breidenthal: 19
Our Deputies are in session and waiting for Bishop Curry and his family to arrive in the House.

You can learn more about Presiding Bishop–Elect Curry at the Diocese of North Carolina website.

UPDATE: His election by the House of Bishops has now been confirmed by the House of Deputies by a vote of 800 to 12.

Further information about Bishop Curry and the other nominees is on the General Convention website.

From Bishop Curry's remarks in the House of Deputies: "We've got a society with challenges around us. We know that. But nothing can stop the movement of God's love in this world."

Note also that Bishop Curry was elected on the very first ballot.

Bishop Curry is also the first African American elected as Presiding Bishop of TEC. 

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