DATE: February 21, 2018
RE: Statement of Bishop Barres on passing of Billy Graham
FROM: Sean P. Dolan
The Rev. Billy Graham and St. John Paul II are seen at the Vatican in 1990. Graham, best known for his televised evangelism broadcasts, died Feb. 21 at his home in North Carolina at age 99. (CNS files)
Catholics in the Diocese of Rockville Centre join all of our brothers and sisters in Christ as we mourn the loss of “America’s Pastor,” the Rev. Billy Graham. Dr. Graham raised the minds of millions of people around the world to the importance of having Christ in their lives. Back in the 1990s when he held one of his crusades at Nassau Coliseum he reached out in a spirit of respect to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre so that it could be a chance for us to work together for the good of all Long Islanders. May the Lord reward him for his selfless dedication to the spreading of the Word of God.