Evangelist Billy Graham preaches to a crowd of more than 17,000 people at 
the New Orleans Arena during the ``Celebration of Hope'' hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse Sunday, March 12, 2006.  RNS file photo

Evangelist Billy Graham preaches to a crowd of more than 17,000 people at
the New Orleans Arena during the “Celebration of Hope” hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse Sunday, March 12, 2006. RNS file photo