Franklin Graham Preaches to 12,000 in Mainland China
Franklin Graham preached to some 12,000 people in mainland China on Sunday at the largest church in the country.
The event was described as historic for the magnitude of listeners in attendance, given that China has often been criticized for repressing religious freedom. According to the senior pastor of Hangzhou Chong-Yi Christian church, Graham‚Äôs event this past weekend was the church‚Äôs largest gathering ever.
‚ÄúFranklin Graham‚Äôs May 11 sermon at Hangzhou Chong-Yi Christian Church is very significant,‚ÄĚ said the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. ‚ÄúIt highlights the strong possibility for cooperation that exists between United States and Chinese religious institutions and marks a positive path forward.‚ÄĚ...