[Episcopal News Service] “I want to thank you for all of the cards, and the well-wishes and, above all, for all of the prayers,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of the US-based Episcopal Church said in a video message posted on Facebook as he returns to work following prostate surgery in late July.
“I came through the surgery very well. Everything is good,” Curry said in the video. “The pathology report was just fine, and I’m slowly but surely working my way back into the work I love to do.” He described reading through the hundreds of cards and letters sent to him at the Episcopal Church Centre. “They are a blessing,” he declared.
On 25 July Presiding Bishop Curry shared news that he had recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would be having surgery to remove the prostate gland. “I’ve been recovering,” he said. “I pretty much stayed home and recuperated in August. Things are starting up slowly, but starting up.” Bishop Curry has recently resumed work and was in Atlanta to speak at a sold-out benefit dinner for the Day1 media ministry. He was also honoured by the Atlanta City Council.
Day1 is the ecumenical radio and internet ministry formerly known as “The Protestant Hour,” which has broadcast sermons by preachers from the mainline denominations each week for 73 years. The program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media. Bishop Curry was a regular contributor to the program in the 1990s, a member of the Day1 advisory board, and a former member of the board of trustees.