Christian evangelist Billy Graham passed away

  • One of the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, Billy Graham,passed away at the age of 99 at his home in North Carolina, USA.
  • He is credited for transforming American religious life through his preaching and activism.
  • His leadership summits and crusades in more than 185 countries and territories forged powerful global links among conservative Christians, and threw a lifeline to believers in the communist-controlled Eastern bloc.
  • He was dubbed ‘America’s pastor’, and was a confidant to US Presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
  • In 1983, President Reagan gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honour.

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