Religion: Billy in Manila

Just before Billy Graham arrived for his big rally in the predominantly (80%) Roman Catholic Philippines last week, he got some valuable free publicity: Manila's Archbishop Rufino J. Santos warned his flock not to attend. The warning spurred more interest in Billy than the well-organized advance promotion aimed at the Philippines' 700,000 Protestants. Billy, on his way to Hong Kong, Formosa and Japan after his successful Indian campaign, did not seem happy, was diplomatic as usual. "The Catholic Church has been extremely friendly to me anywhere I have gone," he said. "However, I respect the archbishop's convictions."

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