Lela Gilbert–Why Canon Andrew White is a 21st Century hero

News in the Middle East is rarely uplifting. On a daily basis, a roiling brew of fanaticism, insurgency and hatred boils over into country after country, yielding death and destruction.

In a region beset with such turmoil, it is highly unusual to come across someone who rises above the fray and ”“ without a trace of cynicism ”“ offers a message of hope. Thankfully, just such a voice was heard in Jerusalem this past weekend.

Reverend Canon Andrew White is an Anglican priest from Great Britain who is affectionately known as the “Vicar of Baghdad.” A large silver cross graces his chest; he walks with a cane and speaks with a faint impediment because of his personal battle with multiple sclerosis.

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One comment on “Lela Gilbert–Why Canon Andrew White is a 21st Century hero

  1. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    Baby Blue draws attention to an urgent prayer request from Canon White in what looks like an increasingly dangerous situation. It would be good to pray now for him and Christians in Iraq.