Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

The Newest American Addition to the Royal Wedding

Kate Middleton wears late mother-in-law Princess Diana's tiara as she attends Queen's Diplomatic Reception with husband Prince William Kate Middleton wears late mother-in-law Princess Diana's tiara as she attends Queen's Diplomatic Reception with husband Prince William
Sammy Stanley | 16 May, 2018, 02:43

Kensington Palace introduced Saturday in a tweet that the Most Rev. Michael Curry, the pinnacle of the Episcopal Church, can be a part of the nuptials at Windsor Fort.

Yes, the Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over the exchange of vows while the actual service will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor. "And so we celebrate and pray for them today", Bishop Curry said in a statement.

Northwestern grad Meghan Markle's royal wedding to Britain's Prince Harry might be across the pond, but it just got another touch of the Windy City.

The Reverend Michael Bruce Curry gives a thumbs up as he arrives for his Installation ceremony at the Washington National Cathedral, in Washington, D.C., on November 1, 2015.

Curry is the first African-American to have served as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, an offshoot of the Church of England in the United States.

He said: "I'm always nervous at weddings because it is such an important day for the couple - whoever they are".

The US-based Episcopal Church was born from the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and is a constituent member of the global Anglican Communion, of which the Church of England is the mother church.

Russian senior diplomat, European Union ambassador discuss situation around Iran nuclear deal
The EU on Tuesday made clear to Iran that if it adheres to the nuclear deal repudiated by the U.S. , the EU will do so too. European companies could still face big fines, asset seizures and even criminal charges in the US.

Welby said on Twitter that he was thrilled the couple selected Curry to give the address. The North Carolinian bishop was the first to bring same-sex marriages to churches in that area.

Despite these disputes, both Curry and Welby will be at the royal wedding this weekend.

Is choosing an American pastor another break from tradition for Harry and Meghan?

Ms Markle was baptised by the Most Rev Justin Welby ahead of her wedding to the prince, whose grandmother, the Queen, is head of the Anglican Church.

According to the Episcopal Church's website, the bishop has been active in a range of social justice issues, including marriage equality and immigration.

The bishop argued that Jesus was once thought to be of unsound mind and said that Christians need to follow his example.

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