A Vicar’s hope over Iraq hostages

Posted by Kendall Harmon

On the first anniversary of the abduction of five Britons in Iraq, a vicar helping the negotiations revealed he is “the most hopeful” he has been of finding them alive.

Canon Andrew White, dubbed the Vicar of Baghdad, spoke to the Western Mail yesterday to mark the passing of a year since the kidnapping on May 29, 2007.

The families of all five men – two of whom are from Wales, two from Scotland and a Lincoln computer expert – are expected to speak out publicly today for the first time since the men were abducted outside the Finance Ministry in Baghdad’s notorious Sadr City suburb.

They have recorded a video message to be broadcast this afternoon to mark the anniversary.

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsIraq War* International News & CommentaryEngland / UK

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Posted May 29, 2008 at 10:10 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Pageantmaster [Katie bought Welby] wrote:

Prayers that these people will be freed to return to their families soon.

May 29, 5:40 pm | [comment link]
2. Carolina Anglican wrote:

I heartily recommend Andrew White’s book on Iraq. It is a unique and Godly perspective.

May 29, 10:37 pm | [comment link]
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