The Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, is resting comfortably after surgery Tuesday, following a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Bishop Michael announced last week in an open letter published by TEC’s Public Affairs office that he had decided on surgical treatment “after a variety of tests, consultations, and conversations with my wife and daughters.” The surgery was to remove his prostate gland and in last week’s statement, Bishop Michael said that “the prognosis looks very good and quite positive.”
Yesterday, TEC issued a statement in which they said: “According to the presiding bishop’s family and his medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is resting, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated.”
They said that Bishop Michael “and his family are touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. In their thankfulness, they ask for privacy during his recovery.”
The Presiding Bishop anticipates resuming his duties in September.