Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Sunday became the U.S. Episcopal Church’s first black leader. The 62-year-old succeeds Katharine Jefferts Schori, who also made history as the first woman in the top post nine years ago. Curry served about 15 years as the leader of the Diocese of North Carolina before he was elected last summer. “God has not given up on the world and God is not finished with the Episcopal Church yet,” Curry said during a ceremony in the Washington National Cathedral. The New York-based denomination has about 1.9 million members.
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