Prince Henry "Harry" of Wales and former US actress Meghan Markle invited Bishop Michael Curry, the first African American to preside over the Episcopal Church and who defends same-sex marriage, to deliver a sermon at their wedding on Saturday.
He wrote: "I'm thrilled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have asked Bishop Michael Curry to preach at their wedding". "And so we celebrate and pray for them today".
Curry became the Episcopal Church's first African-American leader when he was elected in 2015.
Sadly, it seems that Curry's, and the Episcopal Church's, support of same-sex marriage has created strains with the Anglican Communion. Traditionally, most clergy give addresses at weddings from the Church of England.More news: East Coast railway line through Stevenage brought back under public control
"Now that Bishop Curry is going to be there, I will be waking up on time to catch his comments", Smith said.
While Curry will give the sermon, Welby will officiate the ceremony, and the Rev. David Conner, the dean of Windsor, will conduct the service. " @PB_Curry is still a brilliant pastor, magnificent preacher and somebody else using a wonderful gift for sharing that the fantastic news of Jesus Christ". The church has around 1.9 million members and is based in New York City.
Meanwhile, the Church of England recently released a prayer for Prince Harry and Markle's wedding.More news: Seven-year-old boy and pilot `critical' after Offaly air crash
In 2012, Curry gained fame for his sermon in which he quoted a version of the Bible that refers to Jesus as a insane person.
Prince Harry and his American bride-to-be Meghan Markle have invited the head of the Episcopal Church to deliver the sermon at their upcoming royal wedding.
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