New British ambassador visits St George’s, Baghdad

Mr Stephen Hickey, recently appointed British ambassador to Iraq, attended the eucharist at St George’s on Sunday 8 December.  In discussions with Fr Faiz Jerjes, the parish priest, he referred to the current large-scale popular demonstrations against corruption, which were taking place very close to the church and in other places too, and affirmed the UK’s support for religious freedom.  Fr Faiz and others shared news of the church’s work of reconciliation, ecumenical cooperation, and interfaith encounter.