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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for prayer for Ecuador

April 18, 2016
Office of Public Affairs

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has called for prayers for the people and Dioceses of Ecuador following a devastating earthquake on April 17.

Two dioceses of the Episcopal Church are located in Ecuador:

  • Litoral Ecuador led by Bishop Alfredo Morante.
  • Central Ecuador led by Bishop Victor Scantlebury.

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit the South American country on Sunday, April 17.  News reports indicate the death toll is over 200 people with 2500 injured.

The following is the message Presiding Bishop Curry sent to the bishops and people:


My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Please know that your brothers and sisters throughout the Episcopal Church are praying for you. We will be with you during this time and in the days ahead. You are not alone. May the love of God embrace and strength you.

 Your brother in Christ,

  +Michael B. Curry
  Presiding Bishop and Primate
  The Episcopal Church


Mis estimados hermanos y hermanas en Cristo:

Sea de su conocimiento que sus hermanos y hermanas en toda la Iglesia Episcopal están orando por ustedes. Estaremos con ustedes en este tiempo y en los días que han de venir. Ustedes no están solos. Que el amor de Dios los abrace y los fortalezca.

Su hermano en Cristo,


+Michael B. Curry

Obispo Presidente y Primado

La Iglesia Episcopal


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Amanda Skofstad

Public Affairs Officer

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