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'Vicar of Baghdad' Andrew White: Persecuted Christians Finally Have 'Hope' under President Trump

Leah Marieann Klett : Mar 8, 2017  Gospel Herald

...the world has "got to get to grips with the fact that there is a new president."

[Gospel Herald] Canon Andrew White, better known as the "Vicar of Baghdad", has praised Donald Trump for his actions in the Middle East and said that under the new U.S, president, there is finally "hope" for persecuted Christians. (Photo Credit: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed/via Gospel Herald)  

In a recent video message titled "Why I Like Donald Trump", White, the founder of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, said that the world has "got to get to grips with the fact that there is a new president."

"There is very much hope for the persecuted Christians in the (Middle East) region," he adds.

"It's very interesting that even though President Trump had said no Iraqis were allowed into America, it now looks like he's gone back on that original issue, and he's allowing the Iraqis in because he acknowledges how much the Iraqis did in the combat of 2003 and held close the Americans and the Iraqis who were working together. So there are positive things there."

The 53-year-old minister, who is widely respected for his peacemaking efforts between Christians and Muslims, said he hopes to soon travel to the United States and visit Patrick Henry College, a Christian school in Northern Virginia. (Photo Credit: The Christian Post/Samuel Smith)

As reported, White was ordered by Archbishop of Canterbury to leave his church, St. George's Church, in Baghdad in December of 2014 as Christians in Iraq came under increasing threat from the Islamic State terrorists.

Currently, the British clergyman serves in Amman, Jordan, where he ministers to Christian families who sought refuge in Jordan after fleeing IS attacks in Iraq. He also serves in Jerusalem for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians...

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