Bishop Curry from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding to undergo surgery for cancer

He says that he expects a full recovery and discovered the cancer months ago during a routine physical

Clark Mindock
New York
Friday 27 July 2018 22:28 BST
The bishop spoke at the wedding earlier this year and was lauded worldwide for his remarks
The bishop spoke at the wedding earlier this year and was lauded worldwide for his remarks (AFP/Getty Images)

The bishop who spoke at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo surgery for the condition, he has announced.

Michael Bruce Curry, who is the presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church and the former leader of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, says that he first learned of his diagnosis several months ago during an annual physical.

The tumour was found on his prostate gland.

“I am happy to say that the prognosis looks very good and quite positive,” Mr Curry said in a statement. “I have spoken with several others who have gone through this, and who have offered both encouragement and helpful advice. I will be in the hospital for at least a day, then at home to recuperate”.

Mr Curry encouraged his flock to say a prayer to help him through the process, but remained optimistic about the procedure.

“I am very blessed with a wonderful family, a first-rate medical team, a great staff, dear colleagues and friends, a calling to which I have given my life, and above all a good, great and loving God in whose hands we always remain,” the statement continued. “So, do say a prayer. And know that I look forward to being back at my post in September”.

The bishop’s address during the royal wedding earlier this year touched on a range of themes, and included quotes from Martin Luther King Jr and other prominent figures.

“Dr King was right: We must discover love — the redemptive power of love,” Mr Curry said during his remarks then. “And when we do that, we will make this old world, a new world”.

The surgery is scheduled for next week.

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