Evangelist Billy Graham released from hospital

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Posted: Dec 06, 2011 2:13 PM

(Reuters) - Evangelist Billy Graham was released from a North Carolina hospital after a bout with pneumonia, a hospital spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Graham, 93, returned to his home in Montreat, North Carolina, after a six-day stay in the hospital.

"I am grateful for the many thoughts and prayers expressed by individuals across the country and around the world during my stay at Mission Hospital," Graham said in a statement.

(Writing by Mary Slosson; Editing by Jerry Norton)