Religion: Gulyas and the Gospel

Evangelist Billy Graham brings the word to Budapest

At dawn the worshipers began gathering in a sunbathed clearing in the wooded hills north of Budapest, overlooking the Danube. In this Sermon on the Mount setting, wizened farmers in stiff Sunday black mingled with villagers wearing gaily embroidered costumes and city youths in Western jeans and printed T shirts. The crowd had reached 10,000 when the Rev. Billy Graham, visibly moved at the reception, made his way to the rostrum last week to begin his first Soviet-bloc preaching tour in three decades of gospel globetrotting.

Following introductions and a Southern gospel solo by Singer...

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