Religion: Billy Graham's Mission Improbable

Across the U.S.S.R. the evangelist preaches "peace with God"

Wiping flowing tears from his cheeks with a handkerchief, the pastor of Leningrad's lone Baptist church looked down at his packed congregation last week as he welcomed the evening's special preacher. "We know what difficulties you faced in coming here, Billy Graham," said Piotr Konovalchik. "We rejoice that you are with us tonight." Many young women in the choir, clad in orange dresses and white headbands, wept along with him. As Graham quietly thanked Konovalchik, a clergyman who had come from Moscow strode to the...

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