Rev. Canon Dr. Andrew White “The Vicar of Baghdad” receives Honourary Doctorate from Wycliffe College, Toronto


TORONTO — (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE)–Renowned humanitarian and Christian leader, The Rev. Canon Dr. Andrew White, Vicar of St George’s Church, Baghdad (the only Anglican Church in Iraq) received an Honourary Doctorate of Divinity from Wycliffe College on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 during a service in Founders’ Chapel in Toronto.

Despite battling Multiple Sclerosis and numerous attempts on his life, Mr. White has worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation on behalf of religious communities in the Middle East and continues to advocate for the oppressed in war-torn regions.

“Andrew White is a courageous example to our students of what a radical commitment to Christ is all about and we are privileged to honour him with this degree,” says Rev. Dr. George Sumner, Principal of Wycliffe College.

About Wycliffe College
Founded in 1877, Wycliffe College at The University of Toronto is a graduate school of theology committed to preparing students for ministry service or an academic career. Rooted in the evangelical Anglican tradition, Wycliffe is home to students from a wide variety of denominations intent in deepening their commitment to Christ and knowledge of the Gospel through study and community. Wycliffe offers diverse programs from part time certificates to doctoral degrees.


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