Graham 'Grateful' to be Home after Hospital Stay

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The Rev. Billy Graham is resting at home in Montreat, N.C., Monday after being hospitalized for five days for pneumonia.

Doctors at Mission Hospital in Asheville say the 92-year-old is regaining his strength.
"We expect continuing recuperation at home with very gradual recovery, returning to normal activities over several weeks," Dr. Lucian Rice, Graham's primary care physician, said in a news release from the hospital.

"I'm delighted that he has come back this fast," Rice added.

While in the hospital, America's most beloved evangelist continued his normal regimen, holding a weekly Bible study and prayer session with his pastor.

According to his spokesman A. Larry Ross, Graham was grateful to be back in his own home.

"He was grateful to return to his Montreat home and enjoyed the playful greeting by his two dogs and cat, who were equally happy to see him again after five days," Ross said.

Ross added that the evangelist was "deeply touched by the prayers and best wishes of so many people."  

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