General Convention Actions Include Marriage Liturgies, Elections and Church Planting

SALT LAKE CITY – In addition to the election of a new presiding bishop, The Episcopal Church took a number of important actions that relate to the Diocese of Southwest Florida. These actions included new marriage liturgies, the election of diocesan staff to key church-wide offices and the adoption of new church planting activities through the church’s Congregational Vitality Committee. …. The House of Bishops elected the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry of the Diocese of North Carolinas to the office of Presiding Bishop. Bishop Dabney Smith was one of the four nominees for the position, which is a nine-year term. The Rt. Rev. Curry will be installed in November as the 27th Presiding Bishop at the National Cathedral. He succeeds the TheMost Rev. Dr.KatharineJefferts Schori, the former Bishop of Nevada. He will be the first African-American to hold that post. The General Convention approv…