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Billy Graham met with Queen Elizabeth II on many occasions

Rev. Franklin Graham Reacts to Queen Elizabeth's Passing: 'True Friend of Christian Faith'

Rev. Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse as well, shared the following reaction to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. "I am deeply saddened to hear about the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," said Rev. Graham in an emailed message to a media outlet on Thursday afternoon, September 8.

"She has been a symbol of stability and steadfastness for the United Kingdom for 70 years," he also said. "And I’m asking people to join me in praying for the royal family and the people of the U.K." Rev. Franklin Graham added, "I will always appreciate her example of leadership and her life of integrity."

He said as well, "I’m especially grateful for the Queen’s friendship with my father Billy Graham. He cherished their friendship that was built on a shared love for Jesus Christ and belief in God’s Word."

Rev. Graham added, "My father had the privilege of meeting with the Queen more than a dozen times, and she was a gracious host, inviting my parents to visit Buckingham Palace on several occasions."

"My father said he found Queen Elizabeth ‘to be a woman of rare modesty and character,’ and made a pledge to pray for her and her family every day." (FNews / VFI News)

“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you”. - Romans 1:7-9