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Chicago bishop to give sermon at royal wedding

Chicago bishop to give sermon at royal wedding

'And so we celebrate and pray for them today'.

In 2016, Kensington Palace released a strongly worded statement condemning racist and sexist attacks on Markle. One particular participant is especially interesting after knowing the royal couple and the mission they've announced for after they're married.

"Meghan Markle have asked that The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, give the address at their wedding".

Curry is a socially progressive priest who's sermons are often riddled with commentary on political and social justice issues.

Curry, installed as leader of the USA -based member of the Anglican Communion on November 1, 2015, is socially progressive and his sermons often focus on social justice; they are also often amusing and highly theatrical.

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But what's particularly of interest is that Curry often speaks on marriage equality. Curry served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina from 2000-15. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will officiate when Harry and Meghan recite their vows.

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.

Former actress Meghan, 36, will marry into the royal family on Saturday, May 19, when she says "I do" with Harry, 33, at midday. "He is a brilliant pastor, stunning preacher and someone with a great gift for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ", he said.

"I am delighted that Prince Harry and Meghanmarkle have requested Bishop Michael Curry to preach at their marriage" Welby composed on Twitter.