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Meet the brave successor to Canon Andrew White
ON 25 OCTOBER 2009, SUICIDE bombers killed 150 people on the streets outside St George’s Church in Baghdad, injuring 600 more.
Faez Jirjees remembers this attack well. Despite the continuing risks faced …
Canon Andrew White, St George’s Church of England Foundation School, Broadstairs, Kent,
4 June. Report by Iris Watson
The strong reputation of Iraq based, wheelchair-bound, Canon Andrew White (the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’) drew hundreds of Christians from several denominations.
He spoke of the vast number of slaughtered Christian friends he has personally lost and of the 100,000 Christians in prison in North Korea. One man, who had smuggled Bibles into North Korea, was executed; the barbaric cruelty that followed also took the lives of his family, while the remainder of his relatives, young and old, were imprisoned.
One of the special guests at the recent “At the Crossroads” conference at Christ Church, Jerusalem was the so-called “Vicar of Baghdad”, Canon Andrew White.
Travelling about at great risk to his life and with the added discomfort of suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, Canon White had just picked up the 2014 William Wilberforce Award, presented to him in America for his efforts at reconciliation by the Chuck Colson Centre for Christian Worldview.
CANON ANDREW WHITE, the popular “Vicar of Baghdad”, says that the BBC has given up reporting on the daily violence suffered in Iraq.