Why won’t Westerners believe me, asks Canon Andrew White
“CHRISTIAN CHILDREN have been chopped in half by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq – but no one believes it.”
Canon Andrew White, known as ‘The Vicar of Baghdad’, made the comment during a tour of the USA this October to plead for more funds to help impoverished Christians suffering in Iraq. He oversees St George’s Church in Baghdad.
Canon White has recently had to temporarily relocate to Bethlehem in Israel due to IS putting a £36m bounty on his head. He talked to LifeSiteNews.com about the situation in Iraq, and said: “It’s just been terrible. They have been amputating people’s heads and putting them on railings. They have chopped children in half. You know, I write some of these things on my blog and nobody believes it.
“They say that I must be making this up, that there’s no evidence of this, this isn’t in this paper or that paper. Here we are living with it and people can’t accept it.
Canon White is also the President of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRME) and he was invited to speak at Lighthouse Christian School, Gig Harbour, Washington DC on October 20-21. The youngsters (pictured) gathered around to pray for the Vicar who was touched when one child donated his pocket money.
Stephen Roddy, Principal of the school, told HEART: “Canon White is a remarkable man being used mightily by God.”