Canon Andrew White cleared of paying Isis to free sex slaves
A British clergyman known as the Vicar of Baghdad expressed indignation and hurt last night as he revealed that he had been the subject of a counterterrorism investigation since 2016 over claims he had paid Islamic State to secure the release of sex slaves.
Christian refugees from the Middle East may never be able to return home. Why isn’t Britain making them welcome?
It is three years since I left Baghdad, where I led the city’s last Anglican church till the danger became too great. With the apparent defeat of Isil, order seems to be returning to some parts of the Middle East. But the plight of Christians in the region remains incredibly serious.
Vicar of Baghdad: ‘When I invited Isil to dinner they said, “Yes, we’ll come, but we’ll chop off your head.” Rather kind of them to warn me’
For more than 10 years, Canon Andrew White presided over the only Anglican Church in Iraq, a role that led him to be known universally as the Vicar of Baghdad.
The Vicar of Baghdad: ‘I’ve looked through the Quran trying to find forgiveness… there isn’t any.’
Isis bombs have exiled Canon Andrew White to Hampshire, but he’s itching to get back to the Middle East.
It’s the end for Iraqi Christians
Canon Andrew White, the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’, has been ordered home against his wishes with a £36m Isis bounty on his head. He is terrified for the flock he has left behind.
‘I don’t just work with nice people’
In the midst of the chaos in the Middle East stands an unlikely figure: Andrew White, a bespectacled priest from Bexley in Kent. He’s the Anglican vicar of Baghdad, a diplomat, a hostage negotiator and an adviser to the US government – so what motivates him, asks Stephen Moss.
Andrew White: ‘The vast majority of muslims are our friends’
The Monday Interview: With his 30 armed guards, Andrew White, ‘Vicar of Baghdad’, lives on Christianity’s front line. Jerome Taylor meets him.
Christianity is ‘over’ in Iraq and will not return, says former vicar of Baghdad
War-torn Middle Eastern nation was once home to around 1.5m Christians. There are now thought to be less than 250,000.
Canon Andrew White: ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ on leading a church in Iraq and being in the crosshairs of Isis
Canon Andrew White has a remarkable faith in human nature, but in the face of so much cruelty, even he believes a line has been crossed.
Christianity Doomed in Iraq, Says ‘Vicar of Baghdad’
Islamic State will stop at nothing to purge their land of ‘infidels’.
The ‘Vicar of Baghdad’ comes to Jerusalem
Canon Andrew White has lived for eight years in a fortified compound in the Iraqi capital, defying the bombs to provide food, medical aid and spiritual leadership to a growing congregation — and explaining Israel and Judaism to them, too.
Why “Vicar of Baghdad” is 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.
Time for Another Reformation
From reports of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May, it seems that the UK government doesn’t really believe Iran is a threat to world peace or, for that matter, that God’s chosen people are worth supporting to the hilt.