Presiding Episcopal Bishop to Undergo Surgery: The presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States Michael Curry has been scheduled for surgery following a recurring internal bleeding.
Last week, Bishop Curry was admitted to the hospital as a result of the recurrence of internal bleeding that required him to be hospitalized over Memorial Day weekend. He was discharged on August 22 and is currently resting at home following the hospitalization.
However, after “weighing the potential benefits and risks of surgery to remove his right adrenal gland and an attached mass, which appears to be the source of the internal bleeding,” Bishop Curry’s medical team has decided that the presiding Bishop undergo surgery.
Curry will undergo surgery to remove his right adrenal gland and an attached mass on Friday, September 8. His surgeon estimates his recovery period will be two to three weeks, after which Bishop Curry is expected to resume his regular work schedule.
Following Curry’s first hospitalization in May, he continued to work on a reduced schedule from his residence in Raleigh, North Carolina. In July, he made two notable appearances at the Episcopal Youth Event and the It’s All About Love festival, both held in Baltimore, Maryland.
Michael Curry is the first African-American presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. He has been occupying the ecclesiastical position since his consecration in 2015. He is to serve a nine-year term, which will end in 2024 summer. While on sit, the Episcopal membership declined from approximately 1.77 million members in 2015 to around 1.67 million in 2021
“God is not finished with The Episcopal Church yet. What God has done in the past, God can do again. God, Who parted the Red Seas, can do it all over again. God Who raised the dead to life can do it all over again,” Curry declared at the 2015 consecration service