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Bishop Curry offers update on staff suspensions

Presiding Bishop writes to church center staff on 23 Feb 2016 on developments in the Sauls affair

Dear brothers and sisters,

I am writing to bring you up to date on the investigation of our three colleagues who have been placed on administrative leave.

I anticipate the investigators will complete their interviews in the next 3-4 weeks. Following that, they will share their findings and conclusions with me. I will then consult with the officers of the DFMS and legal counsel regarding appropriate steps forward.

Once the course of action is clear and it has been properly shared with those on administrative leave, I will share with you with as much transparency as is appropriate, protecting confidentiality, and the ways we will move forward from that point. 

I am deeply committed to our all working together on healing, building trust, and nurturing a culture reflective of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as we move forward to help the church to serve the world in his Name.

Please continue to pray to God for our brothers and their families, for those deeply affected by this, and for us all.

God bless you,


The Most Rev. Michael Curry

Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church

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