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TITUSVILLE, FL -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life and President of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, issued the following statement today about the passing of Rev. Billy Graham:
“It’s a sad day here on earth because the world has lost one of its most prominent preachers but it’s a day of joyful gratitude on the part of all whom he led to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Rev. Billy Graham has touched more hearts and converted more souls than can ever be known. His accomplishments are too numerous to count but they all stem from his belief that people need to hear the Gospel.
“America was built on faith and will thrive only to the extent that it is rooted in faith. Rev. Billy Graham’s work not only enriched the Church, it enriched America as a nation. When we lose sight of the Creator, we lose sight of his creation, and forget fundamental truths like the sanctity of life, marriage, family and freedom.
“But when we see God clearly in Jesus Christ, we rediscover those truths. More and more it is true to say that the work of evangelists, like Rev. Billy Graham, is not only essential for the survival of faith; it is essential for our survival itself,” Fr. Pavone concluded.