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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meets with Rev. Billy Graham, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Montreat, N.C. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Romney visits, prays with the Rev. Billy Graham
Religion » 93-year-old preacher vows to help Mormon presidential hopeful.
First Published Oct 12 2012 09:45 am • Last Updated Oct 12 2012 11:11 am

Asheville, N.C. • GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the Rev. Billy Graham discussed policy and personal connections Thursday at a meeting at the evangelical leader’s home that ended with the legendary preacher and the Mormon candidate praying together.

"I’ll do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that," Graham, 93, said at the end of the 30-minute meeting, which also included his son Franklin.

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The men discussed religious freedom and persecution, the conflict in Afghanistan and growing ministries in nations such as China and North Korea.

Romney’s late father, George, the governor of Michigan, was friends with Graham, and the aging evangelist held his first crusade in Grand Rapids, Mich., in the year Mitt Romney was born, 1947.

"Dad was active and working on volunteerism to the very end of his life," Romney said, "every day, trying to encourage more people to get involved with volunteering here in this country and around the world. He was tireless on the volunteer effort."

Graham asked what he could do for the GOP nominee.

"Prayer," Romney replied, "is the most helpful thing you can do for me."




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