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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america, i'm john siegenthaler. francis fever. thousands turns out in washington, d.c. the pope stresses a more inclusive church and jumps into controversy. devil's advocate. >> we talk about sarah in the e
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negative, nobody speaks of him in the positive. >> damage control. >> part of the president to step down. >> volkswagen kerry steps down. new fallout and fears tonight for the future of vw. plus most valuable player. what he did on the field, and what he said off of it. what made yogi berra one of the gradest ever. a long and historic day coming to an end for pope francis. mighted crowds turned out to see him in washington, d.c. he talked about climate change
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and poferred with the president of the united states. later he elevated a spanish priest to sainthood. >> canonized a spanish priest to sainthood. >> we declare and define blessed jups to bjuns to bejunipero serm among the saint. >> some say the missionary enslaved his converts. francis waded into more tricky territory during the day. at the white house, he reiterated his call for action
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against climate change. >> it seems clear to me also, that climate change is a problem, we can no longer lever to another generation. >> that delivered to a white house lawn full of pomp and circumstance. >> i believe the excitement around your visit, holy father, must be attributed not only to your role as pope, but to your unique qualities as a person. in your humility, in your embrace of simplicity, in the generousness of your words and the generousness of your spirit. >> after a walk and president obama in the oval office, the pope met with bishops at st.
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patrick's. >> i have supported your generous commitment to bring healing to victims. in the knowledge that in healing, we too are healed, and to work to ensure that such crimes will never be repeated. >> reporter: but an even more excited audience awaited the pope on the streets of washington. throngs of spectators lined up behind barricades, hoping to catch a glimpse. this little girl, hoping to see him, appeared to be dashed, until the pope jest churtd to ge to him. five-year-old sophie, she and her undocumented parents would be allowed to stay in the country. paul beban, al jazeera, new
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york. >> when pope francis addresses a joint meeting of congress tomorrow, lawmakers could be in for some tough love. from climate change to consumer culture, the pope has taken sides on 20sive issues. his views don't fall in easy categories to the left or to the right. libby casey is in washington. libby. >> john, good evening, pope francis will address congress, the first ever joint meeting of congress. there at the invitation of house speaker john boehner. spieker boehner is encouraging congress people to put their politics aside. pope francis is viewed to be a reformer and many of his visions are at odds with republican leader in the congress. >> pope francis calls congressional excesses.
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>> let us say no to a economy of seclusion. where money rules rather than service. >> in june the pope called for global action to enact climate change. rush limbaugh saying he sounds like a markist and patrick cannon calling the pope squandering his moral authority. >> flash points of disagreement between the vatican and conservatives and maybe especially the republican majority in congress. >> reporter: like the pope supported the iran nuclear deal and his crucial role mediating the relationship between the united states and cuba. house speaker john boehner, himself a devout catholic. >> one thing we know about this pope, he's not afraid to take on
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the status quo or not afraid to say what he really thinks. and i can tell you this, i'm not about to get myself into an argument with the pope. >> speaker boehner will have a rare private audience with the pope but don't expect political fireworks. >> i suspect that what the speaker is hoping to do is just ensure that the pope is able to have a positive reception from congress. >> reporter: six republican presidential candidates are catholic. all sorting out how to react to the pope's messages on the campaign trail like jeb bush back in june. >> i don't get economic policy from my bishops or my cardinals or my pope. >> reporter: and it's not just republicans who find themselves disagreeing with the vatican. nancy pelosi has views that diverge from the vatican. >> transcending politics but not
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ignoring it. >> this man not as a politician but a spiritual leader, will be addressing issues that are of real relevance. >> an opportunity oput politics aside for a morning. >> even though he's not a catholic, he says the pope is talking and acting like a leftist politician. what he preaches is in keeping with a long tradition of the catholic church. and don't expect to see the pomp and circumstance and cheering that you see when the president addresses congress, members have been told to have some decorum. don't cheer, don't not cheer, don't slap the pope down the aisle, we're going to see a very different tone in congress tomorrow, john. >> in economics, he's broken
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with many vatican traditions to practice what he preaches. living in a humble apartment. randall pinkston has more. >> most powerful critics pope francis who is called the idolatry of money and capitalism a new tyranny targeted most in his first major apostolic exhortation. economic growth will inevitably succeed in bringing about better justice and inclusiveness in the world. this opinion wrote the pope expresses a crude and naive trust in those wielding economic president obama power. >> he has come from a continent that has felt firsthand the down side of capitalism. >> reporter: thee loge an michaetheologian michaellee sayo
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remember the poor. >> francis is not breaking ground, the way popes from the end of the 19th century have talked about the world's economies there have always been criticism of a capitalism that foresakes people that leaves people on the margins. >> stone's throw from broadway and times square glitter. >> obviously we're feeding people but it's about community-building number 1, young people who have great jobs and live in the neighborhood and who have no idea what's going on with people maybe in the next building. >> father paul lestrtto said this program began in 1929 during the period of grade depression and has continued ever since. >> not so much about collecting money but doing things and
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bringing about your expertise and educating people. >> reporter: father de paul urges people to help those without. to support the soup kitchen and other causes such as renovating religious schools. >> that business can provide more opportunity for more people. >> ken chairs the manhattan chamber of commerce. >> do you think the pope will be able to change anyone's mind about capitalism? >> well, no. but i think what the pope can do is really raise more awareness on these issues. making sure we're giving more paid leave, more time off, more make evere maybe attacking capitalism. >> the pope ever the diplomat may not attack capitalism when he is in the u.s. but his
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message about consumerism and equality continues to be clear. randall pinkston, new york. >> we'll have much more about the pope's visit, about the canonization of junipero serra. why some say he was no saint. more on al jazeera. xi jinping has spent the last two days in seattle talking with big business and top tech workers. john. >> now on his way to a toam high school south of seattle where he will visit with some student. but the big money today was about airplanes and dollars,
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lots of both as president xi continues to make international trade and economic issues the top priorities of his northwest swing. meshing american business interests and chinese requirements for operating there has never been easy. at a round table discussion in seattle involving many of the country's best known ceos, president xi talks about opportunities and challenges. >> china will open up still wider to the outside world, we will be committed to the strategy of opening up and continue to draw strength from the world for development and bring more benefits to the world through our own development. >> reporter: after that morning meeting a trip north to a boeing manufacturing plant. the visit to the production line comes as china's official news agency and pogue announce a huge deal, 300 planes worth hundreds of millions of dollars, with the
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jet company committing to building theirs first interior finish shops outside the u.s. >> china and our partnership together is creating jobs in china and here in the u.s. >> president xi mingled with workers and gave a short address. >> translator: for the chinese market it is going to be a tremendous opportunity for manufacturemanufacturers going d this will create opportunities for american companies including boeing. >> reporter: the big deal is a hard sell among some workers, grave concerns about any plans to transfer aerospace jobs out of space but needs more details. at microsoft headquarters more talk about international trade and business opportunities and issues and a u.s.-china internet
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industry forum. >> the tech industry wants to have continued access to the chinese market. the tech industry wants assurances being in the chinese market that they won't lose their intellectual property, that that will be protected. >> on the tabling when president exief and president obama meet xi and president obama meet in the other washington. there were talks outside the boeing plant and the renton plant, not necessarily fully on board with this huge deal that was announced and a union spokesperson tells me today it is simply this. they feel every time there's a major deal like this announced their jobs are the bargain chip that's on the table. we understand there were also some protestors that had to be moved back from that ta tacoma h school in anticipation of the president's visit.
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we understand no disruption at that time. john. >> thank you john. the kerry is calling it quit. martin winterkorn quit today. tonight the german auto maker is finding out who that person or persons was. rob reynolds has more. >> a troy made the announcement, martin winterkorn is out. >> the border acknowledges that with great respect. we want to stress the fact that dr. winterkorn had no knowledge about manipulation of emissions. >> executives said they were pursuing an internal investigation how software designed to deceive testing
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results found its way into 11 million vehicles. >> translator: we have the impression that criminal acts have played a role here. we will bring to light all the proceedings within the company and make sure the people concerned will be prosecuted. >> reporter: germans including those who live in volkswagen's headquarters city voltsburg are concerned that this investigation has soiled the company's reputation for production. >> that is criminal dealing if you ask me. it is like a mafia. >> translator: it just can't be true that such a global firm ruins their image like this. >> translator: i am disgusted because there should be role models this manipulation is happening at the top and with such huge assent.
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>> a chicago legal firm is taking action on behalf of consumers. >> the full purchase price plus the consequentl convention dama. consequential damages. the implication are massingive. >> vvw could face charges of wie trawd. >> there should have been corporate executives that knew it and have done it ought to be going to jail. >> volkswagen has already paid a heavy price for this scandal with its stock falling sharply and potentially billions of dollars of fines looming over it. but the biggest cost to the company cannot be measured in
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dollars or euros, that is the loss of its reputation. rob reynolds, al jazeera, wolvesburg, germany. >> and coming up, remembering yogi berra, he dominated play on the field, his dominant personality off the field. impacts us all. >> i think it's the most helpless feeling i've ever experienced. >> but who's getting rich while some are just trying to survive? >> they want to make the city for people that can afford things. >> "faultlines". al jazeera america's hard-hitting... >> today they will be arrested. >> ground-breaking... >> they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> award winning investigative documentary series.
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many remember him for colorful quotes like "it ain't over 'til it's over" not many player won as many championships as yogi did. john hendren reports. >> we won ten of them. >> he became an american icon because of the things he said. >> you come to the fork in the road, take it. >> his flame was lawrence peter berra but the world knew him as yogi. one of the greatest catchers to ever play the game. berra was a three time most valuable player and a 15-time all-star. >> one of the finest clutch hitters in baseball, does a tremendous job. >> this image of yogi jumping into don larson's arms after larson pitched a perfect game in the 1956 world series is an iconic photo.
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the other thing more famous, the man who said, the future ain't what it used to be. it ain't over till it's over and this one repeated by former president george h. w. bush. >> deja vu, all over again. as yogi berra said. >> i don't make 'em up. berra sued hannah-barberra. later dropped the suit. >> until this. >> i just hope you can accept my apology. >> it's over. >> it's behind you. >> and then this, a triumphant return for berra to yankee stadium. >> let's welcome home, number 8,
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yogi berra, number 8. >> john henry smith, al jazeera. >> somesome great petitioner. dave kaplan is the director of the yogi berra museum, in little falls, missouri where fans have set up a memorial. we're sorry for the loss of your friend. would you give us a sense of what his life was like the last couple of years? >> well, i.t. wa it was sad in y ways, because his beloved wife carmen had passed away about a year and a half ago. and yogi was not mobile. his mind was good. he watched all the games. he chatted with friends. but you know i think all those years of squatting sort of took a toll on him. and he was -- you know, he turned 90 in may and i think age finally took its toll. >> you met yogi 20 years ago. can you tell us a little bit
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about that meeting? >> yeah well i live in mont claire where the museum is and yogi has been a resident of mont claire over a half century. i know he has always been amazingly giving for so many causes here in this community. whether it be schools, hospitals, the salvation army. he was just a wonderful civic treasure, if you will. he was just a great guy, very unassuming but if there was any cause that needed yogi's support he was always there. when the museum got started, i felt very blessed to get to know him, and we developed a very nice, warm friendship, and i already miss him. >> we remember the great player. we remember the yogiisms. what do you think people will remember about yogi berra? >> well, they will remember the yogiisms, i mean they're part of american folk lower an folklores
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afternoon american folk hero. his legacy is in many ways this museum. he's a wonderful example of a life well lived. he is a personification of truth respect and humility and he is really the great american success story. the son of immigrants. no formal education. fought for his country during d-day during world war ii. and he just openly embraced some of the very early latino players, early black players, got along with everybody, was a very clurve person an inclusivee are the values we are always trying to instill and promote here. >> there are a world of great players but this is interesting.
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why do you think he connected especially with american people? >> you know, i call -- he was like the uncommon, common man. he didn't look like a ball player. he had a very ungainly appearance. he certainly didn't look like a yankee player. he went through a lot of abuse during his career, hazing, ridicule over his looks, over his manner of speaking and yet he dealt with it, with such great humor. he just was a very social, friendly person. treated everybody the same. everybody with respect. and i just saw it in his last days, i mean the age, and the nurses and his assisted living place he treated them like he would treat the president of the united states. he just was a wonderful, wonderful person. >> we're going to miss him. dave, it's good to have you on the program. thanthank you very much. in a statement president obama said yogi berra was an
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original, he pit miezed wha epit meant to be an american citizen, the responsibility to open baseball to everyone no matter what their background. lastonight the empire state building is lit up in honor of yogi berra. we'll be right back.
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>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america, i'm john siegenthaler. catholic debate. the pope canonizes a new saint. >> we declare and define blessed junipero serra to be a saint. >> a hero to some and a villain to others.
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papal priorities. from income inequality to immigration. francis is focused on the poor. how he's making his feelings on capitalism and consumerism very clear. plus: the surprise pardon. >> the whole nightmare is over. we can live like normal people and go back home. >> al jazeera journalists jailed by jeept social media is set fry the fight for press freedom is over. >> pope francis has wrapped up his first full day of visit to the united states. the two leaders spoke at a ceremony on the south lawn before holding a private meeting on the oval office. thousands cheered for francis in a parade, before he ended the day with a canonization of a new
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saint. mike viqueria, with that story. mike. >> papal visit and this pope breaking precedent with his immediate press saidor benedict. you didn't hear abortion once, but that was part of a laundry list of issues he had with a secular society. you didn't hear gay rights,.lgbt right, communion can divorced people get communion. what you did hear was pope francis on a sun splashed south lawn with president obama clearing beaming by his side, use one of the first sentences out of his mouth and the first speech he's given in his first trip to the united states ever in his life to talk about immigration. to embrace the president's initiative and his own initiatives on climate change of course the encyclical earlier there year. an amazing direction for the
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catholic church and a new pontiff john. >> what can we expect on the congressional address? >> in the 9:00 hour before the house and the senate a joint meeting of congress in the house chamber. precious little is known. everybody is going to be listening to see whether he dives further into the american political debate. you know it's tempting for us john especially those of us in washington to look through that american political prism to look at what he's after when he brings up these subjects. he's not necessarily trying to take sides i don't think. there are things for people to hold onto positions that both conservatives -- will appeal to conservatives and appeal to liberals. all we know is the speech is expected to last about 40 minutes, it will be a packed audience, he won't be using a teleprompter, he will be
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speaking in english, and john a big day planned. he has that speech before congress. he's going to be visiting catholic charities in downtown washington, speaking to groups of poor and homeless individuals here in washington before making his way on the second leg of his journey to new york city. john. >> mike appreciate it. dennis doyle is a catholic theologian. dennis, welcome. is this pope as much a politician when he stands up before congress tomorrow as he is a religious figure? >> i think he's first of all a religious figure. and that his plain message has to do with the joy of the gospel, loving god, loving your neighbor. but it's -- it's a faith message that spills over into the political realm, necessarily, and it has to do this. and the message of every pope has done this in the modern age
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because they have to talk about issues that have to do with morality. mostly everybody would agree that abortion is a moral issue. so we don't say well abortion is a moral issue so therefore it's not political. of course it is political. >> right. >> but pope francis is saying, he is saying that climate change is a moral issue. and he's saying that how we welcome refugees is a moral issue. and how we ultimately, how we structure and live out our economy in terms of justice, these are moral issues. now you can't talk about those things -- >> but it's not an accident that he walks into congress and you know, as much as he is a religious figure and cares about all the things you've just said, he knows full well that these are hot political topics in washington, d.c, and he is stepping into the middle of it, right? >> well, he is. the main thing i would say about that is that he was invited. and john boehner invited him,
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and -- >> and he accepted the invitation. >> and he accepted the invitation. he did. and he doesn't seem to be somebody who backs down from things. around and i think he cares aboe political implications of his teaching about the faith. but that doesn't mean that he's more of a politician. >> let's get to that. why does he care about the implications? >> because they are also moral implications. and his message is the joy of the gospel. but if you live that out you have to be concerned about moral issue and once you are concerned about moral issues those are deeply political issues. >> some of the church's strongest supporters have been conservatives, in many cases republicans. some of them aren't very happy with this pope and his positions on things like climate change like income inequality. >> right. >> he's well aware of that but moving forward. at what -- could that cause him
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problems within the church? >> i don't think that it will cause him trouble with the main treatment church with the global church. i think -- mainstream church with the global church. i think it will cause him trouble with the catholics that have identified their own part daly sedan positions with theirs own partisan positions with their faiths. >> dennis thank you. today pope francis declared 18 century missionary junipero serra a saint. converting natives to christianity was brutal. melissa chan is in california following this story. melissa. >> john i am at mission carmel. this is where saint serra is
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buried and where he ministered the chain of missions in california. many areas the two sides are talking past each other. father junipero serra from the aspect of history and the impact of the missions on their populations. from the catholic point of view, the vatican is looking at junipero serra or st. serra as very much a man of god. his call has been to, quote, go to the far reaches. and on wednesday pope francis set as an example the 18th century applicationary who traveled to california, father junipero serra. >> we declare and define blessed junipero serra to be a saint and we enroll him among the saints. decreeing that he is to be venerated as such by the whole
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church in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy spirits. >> reporter: the canonization has come under criticism from some californians but particularly from native americans. serra may have spread the gospel in the new world but his mission system brought death and suffering to natives. 5,000 indians were baptized during serra's administration not all by choice. father junipero serra is not a saint to them, but a sinner. 100,000 indians died following the mission system. at the same time the pope canonized serra on the west coast, native americans gathered to protest the ceremony. >> as an american do we believe that people who commit crimes should be held responsible for them? yes. but the church doesn't believe that serra should be held
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responsible for the crimes against the native people. and that's what hurts. >> reporter: the vatican has acknowledged the troubles the church brought to north america but says junipero serra was a moderating influence against the worst aspects of spanish conquest. perhaps as an olive branch the ceremony included the participation of the descendants of mission indians and even a reading in the native language. not to neglect the rest of america's diverse catholics, the mass included readings in vietnamese tagalog, and of course spanish. pope francis is not just a catholic but also a latino. freight celebration for that community. and john just to add a little
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bit more to that convocation ceremony that gentleman who read in the native language his name is vincent medina from north earnortherncalifornia. very much against the sainthood. i think it's very telling he participated in the ceremony, him wanting to represent the native peoples and the church extending that olive branch. john. thank you, director of mexico movement, an organization that educates the public about indigenous people. he opposes making junipero serra a saint. welcome. why are you opposed to this? >> for a lot of reasons. but the main reason is that serra was not a man of god. he was more a man of the devil. we refer to the missions as the
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concentration camps. he was more of a monster of the missions. we don't see anything positive. we don't see anything moral in this man who was responsible for setting up these missions that basically exterminated 90 to 95% of our population. there's nothing positive in that. >> in some ways, do you think that offenders of this now saint are suggesting that this is the way that the rest of the country and the rest of the people treated native americans anyway and they all shouldn't be necessarily blamed or he shouldn't be necessarily blamed? >> i think beyond that question that you're asking is, the pope is symbolically canonizing basically one of the most outstanding of the missionaries of the colonizers. so by canonizing junipero serra
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he is symbolically canonizing catholicism and he is canonizing the genocide of our people. if you read into the materials of the archbishop of los angeles, he is saying that junipero serra was one of the foundations of america. and basically, all of the things that they see as positive are things related to colonialism, there are things related to white supremacy and we don't see anything positive in any of this and we've tried talking with them. but they don't want to even have a discussion on this. >> but your people were -- the attention of this crowd today was rivetted on your people in many ways because they talked about it today, right? >> right but my people are ignorant throughout continent on our history of the last 500 years. most of our people don't know
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that there was basically a holocaust that happened to us over the last 500 years. they don't know that we were forced into conversion to christianity. they don't know that we had cities here on this continent. they go with all this whole whole thing we were savages, wee were naked, doing human sacrifice. we were never told of the accomplishments of our ancient civilizations, they know nothing of that here in california they know nothing of i.t. in mexico anit in mexico.and much of it dn american holocaust by david standard. >> sit over for you? >> no, no, is it not going to be over. much like colonialism isn't over. we are interested and confronting it on a daily basis.
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the genocide against us continues. this whole thing you're saying about the latinos, serra was a latino. how can you be a mayan and a latino? part of the damage being done to us is still being done, we're being called hispanic latino, you can be hispanic latino within the same sentence. don't say mexican, don't say indigenous, don't say original people, that is part of the genocide that the church is actually still participating in. the papal bills, enslaving our people and to make us into forced christians. >> olina, thank you for your time, we appreciate your insight. now to egypt, tonight relief
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for two al jazeera journalists, baher mohamed and mohamed fahmy were pardoned by egypt's president. john terret is in toronto where mohamed fahmy is expected to arrive in the next few days. john. >> good evening from toronto. you have heard the phrase it takes a village, it takes a whole lot more, from the oval office to grass roots meetings, people who have plagued black tape to their mouths, to release three al jazeera journalists, two of them we know have been pardoned, we're waiting word on the status of the other one. but with al jazeera journalists tried in absentia and without word of their fate either, it is mixed feelings here at al jazeera. it's been a long time coming but
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al jazeera producer baher mohamed and freelance mohamed fahmy are free at last. >> this whole nightmare is over, we can live like normal people and go back home, enjoy our life and that's it. >> reporter: a pardon by president abdel fatah al-sisi marking the end to their ordeal, when they were arrested along with peter greste. al jazeera media says, we are delighted, but this whoap episode shouldn't have happened in the first place. , egypt arrested and sentenced at least 41,000 people between july 2013 and july 2014, extending this to international tv journalists shocked the world. egypt has the highest number of journalists behind bars since the group began keeping records. in june of last year a cairo
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court sentenced the team to 17 years in prison. last july the court of castation threw the cases out of court. they were unable to leave egypt they said with their lives on hold they were still serving a kind of sentence. their plight inspired a global campaign of support from grass roots to heads of government >> the issue of the al jazeera journalists in egypt, we have been clear in public and privately that they should be released. >> the retrial was supposed to give them and greste a second opportunity to clear their names. instead justice was denied. the arrest of mohammed, fahmy
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and greste, sisi was able to pardon them. just before egypt's president sisi is due to address the united nations general assembly next week. it may take a bit of time to get mohammed back to his home of canada. the muslim holiday of eade. >> sue turton. >> we need to be able to fly in and out of countries that have extradition treaties without the fear that we will be arrested and put into a plane and sent back the egypt. >> a statement, they may not be
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behind bars but their families and careers have better than affected immeasurably. we urge the egyptian courts to quash their cases too. right now everyone at al jazeera. >> mohamed fahmy has been pardoned. >> reporter: one chapter of this has been concluded. baher is which with his family in egypt, mohamed fahmy will come here when he finally gets out of egypt, news conference. not likely to be very complimentary to al jazeera, he is suing the company for negligence. >> john thank you. in fort worth texas tonight. sahar, welcome. is this a policy change on the part of egypt, is this a big
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shift or is this an isolated incident? >> well, i think it shows that public, international pressure has made a positive impact. when you have a president who is desperately seeking foreign direct investment because his economy is in shambles and the egyptian economy is getting worse and the egyptian people are suffering, he can't be putting journalists in jail and civil rights activists in jail. so i think it's a positive sign that human rights activism at the global level still has a positive impact on egypt. >> but there are still dissidents in jail. there are still journalists in jail. hasn't stopped that has it? >> no, it hasn't. you've got tens of thousands of people in jail some of whom are in these police detention centers in remote places usually in pretrial detention facilities and also those who have already been convicted and have not been pardoned. so this is just the beginning.
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but i think for those who care about civil liberties and civill rights in egypt, that pressure is the most effective because there is palpable fear in egypt of criticizing the government. what has happened in many other prominent activists it is a very high price to pay, two, three, possibly more years in jail. >> sue turton is paying the price, former journalist for al jazeera couldn't do her job she couldn't travel to middle eastern countries because she had been tried in egypt, still under charge, she was not pardoned as part of this so what does that tell us? >> it shows that this is really sisi trying to do a political move right before he goes to the u.n. so the timing is not coincidental. and he knows there will be
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protest erst outside the u.n. building and he knows the canadian government and other governments are pressuring him. but i think there's still a lot more work to do and there's questions as to the independence of the judiciary and questions as to whether sisi in fact has clean hands when it comes to these convictions of civil society and the press. because i suspect that there has been some communications behind the scenes that tell judges or at least nod at them or nudge them as to when these high profile convictions need to be handed down. i think it is a bit disingenuous to say sisi has nothing to do with it. >> sahar, good to have you with us. pope's historic visit to washington today.
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>> after years of unrest, ethiopia's economy is growing fast. now the east african country is
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luring ex-pats back. antonio mora is here. antonio. >> fled communism military rule and civil war, many came to the u.s. in fact, the ethiopian embassy says the u.s. is the biggest home of ethiopians outside of the area. they are encouraging members of the diaspora to return. in our next hour we'll take a look at how one man returned to his home land from the u.s. and building a new life and business in ethiopia. >> we'll look for that antonio, thank you. that's our broadcasts. thank you very much for watching, i'm john siegenthaler. see you back here tonight. we leave you with some of the historic moments of pope francis's visits to washington, d.c. >> we see a living example of
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jesus's teachings. ♪ ♪ >> how do you feel about her meeting the pope today? >> we are happy. >> climate change is a problem, we can no longer be left to a future generation. >> of an imration family. i'm happy to bimmigrant family.s country that was largely built by such families. >> i think it's a good thing for our country. i think we need hope. >> he is of the people. which is what the situation is about. he is with us.
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>> the pontiff and the president. history is made in washington, when pope francis embraces president obama, a missionary is canonized and little sophia cruz gets her wish. east versus west. >> i think if the greeks cannot defend their borders, greece is a sovereign country, let the other countries of the


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