Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham died Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, N.C., at the age of 99. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput issued the following statement the same day:

“Billy Graham navigated a century of turbulent conflict and change with the message of the Gospel and a zeal that made him one of the great Christian presences in American history. His witness to Jesus Christ reached across denominational lines and inspired millions.

“May God grant him eternal joy and peace, and may the example of his life lead others to the freedom of Christian discipleship.”