Statement by U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Callista L Gingrich on the passing of Rev. Billy Graham

Billy Graham, American Evangelist speaking June 1967. (AP Photo)

February 21, 2018

“Reverend Billy Graham was a remarkable man, a renowned evangelist, and an extraordinary leader.

Throughout his life Reverend Graham was committed to bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all ethnicities, creeds, and backgrounds.

Graham’s worldwide crusades were attended by millions and broadcast on radio and television to hundreds of millions more. He was a pioneer in opposing American segregation and South African apartheid.

Newt and I were privileged to know Reverend Billy Graham and offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Graham family.”