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Presiding Bishop’s Letter Regarding Upcoming Surgery; Prayers Welcomed

Presiding Bishop’s Letter Regarding Upcoming Surgery; Prayers Welcomed

Just released by The Episcopal Church:

July 25, 2018 

Dear Friends in Christ,

A few months ago, through my annual physical, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. After a variety of tests, consultations, and conversations with my wife and daughters, I decided on a surgical treatment course. On this coming Tuesday, July 31st, I will have surgery to remove the prostate gland.  

I am happy to say that the prognosis looks very good and quite positive. 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. 

I’ve been told that 4-6 weeks is a reasonable time to anticipate. I plan to resume my duties in early September and I do not anticipate any significant changes in my commitments. 

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. So, do say a prayer. And know that I look forward to being back at my post in September.

God bless you, and keep the faith,


The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church


Further information will be released by the Presiding Bishop’s office as it becomes available.



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Donna Lewter

Praying for your return to good health quickly. May God guide your surgical team’s hands and bless your family with good thoughts and love.

Gregory Orloff

Thank you, Bishop Michael, for being a voice of inspiration in Christ. God heal you in body, mind and spirit, gift you and your family with peace of mind, poise and patience throughout your recovery, and return you soon to the important work he has given you to do in the Jesus Movement.

Fred Loving

Yes, prayers for Bishop Michael. It was all the prayers that held me up nearly five years when I had to deal with this. Pray also for the healing hands, the doctors, the nurses, and other members of the medical team. The MD that did my surgery died of cancer himself two years later. He had those gifted hands.

Patricia Walker

God bless you and keep you safe.

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