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Regular readers of Billy Graham's daily newspaper column can expect it to continue, according to the syndication company that has carried Graham's faith Q&A since its debut in 1952.

In a web post, Tribune Content Agency says future columns will be "based on the thoughts, words and works of Mr. Graham" and compiled and edited by his associates.

"It is rare to find someone with both the immediate and the long-term impact of a Billy Graham," said John Barron, editor and general manager of TCA. "From the very start, the Rev. Graham's column resonated with editors and readers across America. His was a message that remained strong and relevant for 65 years."

As one of the world's leading evangelists of the Christian faith, Graham took his ministry to hundreds of millions of people across more than 185 nations. Known as a master of media, Graham founded both a radio show and Decision magazine, produced movies and wrote dozens of books. His daily newspaper column reaches 5 million readers.

Banked columns by Graham will appear in the Times Free Press through March 17. His final column, an expanded version of his Q&A, ran with coverage of his death last month at age 99. Poignant and reflective, it focused on how he would like to be remembered, his imagined failings and what he envisioned heaven to be.

"I'm sure I've failed in many ways, but I take comfort in Christ's promise of forgiveness, and I take comfort also in God's ability to take even our most imperfect efforts and use them for his glory," Graham wrote.

Graham died Feb. 21 in Montreat, North Carolina, where he resided. He was laid to rest Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, following a private funeral. He was buried in a prayer garden on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library, beside his wife, Ruth Graham, who died in 2007 at age 87.

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