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Bishop Michael Curry, the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the US, was “resting comfortably following surgery”, his office said yesterday.

It added that, according to the bishop’s family and medical team, the surgery went well as expected and he is predicted to make a full recovery.

His office said: “Presiding Bishop Curry and his family are touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes.

“In their thankfulness, they ask for privacy during his recovery.”

The Chicago-born bishop, 65, announced his cancer diagnosis last week.

He said: “I am happy to say that the prognosis looks very good and quite positive.”

He revealed that he planned to have the prostate gland removed on July 31 before spending time at home recuperating. Bishop Curry added: “I’ve been told that four to six 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.”

Kensington Palace declined to say whether Prince Harry and Meghan had been in touch with him.

Together with a gospel choir, the bishop brought a flavour of Los Angeles-born Meghan’s homeland to the royal wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on May 19.

Guests sat transfixed, while others seemed to hold back laughter, as Bishop Curry went well over his allotted time and preached an energetic 14-minute sermon in which he quoted the black civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

He summed up the wedding in one famous sentence: “Two young people fell in love and we all showed up.”

Bishop Curry has also been an outspoken opponent of US President Donald Trump.

In the week after the royal wedding he joined a protest outside the White House and has suggested that the Trump administration was “un-Christian”.

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