Statement on behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry from Bishop Todd Ousley on the resignation of Carl Wright

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The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, bishop suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, has resigned for health reasons, effective July 1, 2022. Wright was ordained bishop on Feb. 11, 2017. The bishop suffragan is a Department of Defense-appointed Ecclesiastical Endorser with responsibility for Episcopal chaplains and congregations in the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Canonical consent to the resignation will be sought from the House of Bishops at the 80th General Convention in Baltimore. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has taken steps to initiate the search and election process for the next bishop suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries.

The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley
Bishop for Pastoral Development
The Episcopal Church