Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will embark on pastoral visits in January to four dioceses affected by hurricanes:
- Diocese of Puerto Rico, Jan. 2-4
- Diocese of the Virgin Islands, Jan. 10-12
- Diocese of Southeast Florida, Jan. 13-14
- Diocese of Texas, Jan. 29-31
“When the cameras have left, when the world’s attention has gone elsewhere, when other news is the new news of the day, the Church remains bearing witness to the Good News of Jesus,” Bishop Curry said. “These trips are an opportunity to call to mind our commitment to walk with our brothers and sisters, not just for the short run of the news cycles, for the long haul as communities are rebuilt and built anew.
“These pastoral visits are a reminder of the promise of Jesus, who said to his followers, ‘I will be with you even until the end of the age.’ And it’s a way of saying that we, as fellow followers of Jesus, will be with you too.”
In each diocese, the presiding bishop will tour affected areas, offer and lead prayers, and meet with Episcopal leadership and parishioners.
Bishop Curry will be accompanied by members of his staff and representatives of Episcopal Relief & Development.