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for this. he's embracing the people. he's a pope to reach out and touch. >> he reaches out to all people. he's the real deal and he's human and he's a person for all people. rosanna: and he's humble. yesterday they basically squeezed him into a small fiat. that is what he wanted. >> exactly. i remember being here when he was elected, he lived in a small apartment and made his own breakfast and he's still doing the same thing. rosanna: in fact, he won't live in the residences for the pontiff. >> he wants to be with the people. in the palace, he'd be living alone. he lives with the people. rosanna: where does he live in the guest house. >> yes, there is a house there
rosanna: do we know some of the children who basically are invited outside the townhouse where he's staying? >> in washington, i don't know who they are. in new york we are preparing and we have children from the schools here representing all the different schools in the diocese and they are presenting him with a gift and spiritual bouquet. greg: he's in the pope mobil. the security the swiss guard is with him also. black tie and dark suits. >> and they don't smile. rosanna: i hear he's travelling with 8 swiss guards and they are going to be inside basically outside of his place where he's sleeping. they are not taking any chances. they are around the room.
greg: once again, this is live at the vatican embassy in washington d.c. on massachusetts avenue. the pope has just gotten into the car. he's driving to the white house, or driven to the white house and he's meeting president obama and 30,000 or so people, tens of thousands of people waiting on the south lane. there is a very special reception there. first business with the president and then that reception. rosanna: what does this mean for the catholic community, for a while people were upset with the catholic church and now everyone is willing to forgive and forget and move forward with a new energy. >> he's bringing a whole new image to the church. especially after the sexual scandals. rosanna: which he's addressed by the way. >> yes, he met with victims and all those responsible are taken care of and precautions are put
greg: it is a remarkably small car. it is a fiat. i thought it was a stretched car, no it is tiny. compact. rosanna: he wanted, you know, a humble looking car. have you met him, is he a big man? >> he's not small or large, he's average sized man. it is a compact car. greg: does he use the bubble top and standing up. that is the classic pope mobile. >> i was with him h reno. >> yes t motorcade was rushed by tens of thousands of people. that was scarey. >> yes. they made a wrong turn and wound up between the buses and no way to get out and people rushed the car.
it was hairy for a few minutes. it was an experience. he likes to be out with the people. he's addressing the bishops this afternoon at prayer, it is kind of secret what he's going to say. rosanna: do you have the inside information? >> no, he wants them to get out the people. greg: that is quite a motorcade, at least a dozen vehicles of various types. rosanna: even an ambulance. i heard the holy father comes with a swiss guard and personal physician. he's not sickly, but a few aches and pains, he's 78. >> yes, 78. they have everyone with him. it is amazing, you know, i was at the airport a number of times with the secret service, they are prepared for anything. greg: this is the scene awaiting him at the white house.
i'm not sure if he mets with the president first or say hi to everybody. i do believe that the president and the pope will be appearing on the truman balcony. it appears to be the second floor. that is the famous truman balcony. rosanna: exactly. he's supposed to be introduced by the ambassador to the president of the united states and mrs. obama. the holy father has his own schedule and he wanted time with the people outside of the residence. >> yes, thousands are gathered there. greg: we are delighted he's coming. is there a mission here, simply goodwill, looking for converts, is there a coreore reason for this trip, beyond the obvious, people want to see him.
he's going to challenge the american people, he's going to challenge catholics throughout the united states, he's a man saying that we have to really put our faith into action, no longer can we just talk. many people, you know, they were turned off by mouth service. he's saying we have to really put into action what we believe, he's done that. he's a man of faith and everything is driven by the gospel. he's not political. people twist it and saying he's political. no it is coming from the gospel. rosanna: he's talking about global warning. >> creation. god created and we have to take care of the creation and god wants us to pass on the world to next generation. as you can see, something that president obama agrees with him on.
we have a responsibility to take care of god's creation and one another. greg: how much surprise in the church, your peers, some of the statements have been remarkable and most welcome, but i imagine that the catholic church corners of it, some eyebrows are raised? >> yes, some of the conservatives are not pleased with everything that he says. he's not going to change the dock trine of the church. rosanna: he's basically confined in the boxes of cannon law, right. >> we have to be a church of mercy and compassion, that is all in line of the teachings of the church and presented over the years, it is coming from the gospel. matthew 25, when i was hungry you gave me food. the more that given to you, the
and you know, there has to be something done with inequality in the world. he's challenging all of us. he talked about taking homeless into the vatican to live. people are talking about it. i would do something like that if i had the room or i have a basement, it is something to think about, he's making us think about what we are called to do. greg: this pope tepid nds to be in the news a lot. apart from this trip, fair to say? >> yes, the media too, technology, and facebook, and everything, i mean, he gets out there a lot. the first thing he does is go over to the people, especially
those in need, those who are sick and suffering, he goes down to them first. rosanna: it is interesting when coming to new york he's going to up harlem there, a catholic school there and talk to the young children there and i'm sure they are children of immigrant families and hear about their struggles. this was the holy father arriving yesterday at andrews air force base. he's going to meet with the president and the first family shortly at the white house. greg: there is the president. he went to the airport to meet the pontiff and heads of state, presidents don't generally do that. you greet the dignitary at the white house. >> sometimes the first lady is there. greg: or the vice president.
bush did it for pope john paul. the president is big into the climate change. he wants to set an image out there. rosanna: when are you seeing him? >> arriving 5:00 thursday evening at the airport. he's landing in the dice of brooklyn. that is the only event that we have. we have people from our schools, people from the diocese represented there, we have people from all of the agencies, people working out there. greg: the video there is just from a few minutes ago. the pope is leaving the embassy an massachusetts avenue. we got into a small black fiat. it is tiny.
rosanna: it is four doors. the tiny cars, the backseat barely a backseat. >> no leg room. rosanna: so you see him at the airport? >> yes. rosanna: is there much fanfare, are the children going to sing to the holy father? >> the vatican didn't want to make this an event. he's getting off the plane and going to mapt nhattan to do to the cathedral for a prayer service. he's coming down to meet our bishops. tomorrow. greg: i have heard that the focus of effort for the vatican, not washington or new york, it is philadelphia. how so, what is happening in philadelphia? >> they have the ending of the meeting of the family and talking about the family issues
and family values and that is why he's here. greg: madison square garden is significant. >> well, a hundred thousand people at the field. rosanna: there were politics about what state would have the beggar party. >> of course. he's having a great outdoor mass in philadelphia. you know, probably almost a million people, i'm sure. rosanna: wow. >> so they didn't want to overshadow that. when he comes to the united states, he addresses the united nations and talk about peace, we just remembered the september 11th attacks and he's going there for a prayer service and pray for peace. that is the number one priority that he has in his life. greg: that would be remarkable to see him at the 9/11 memorial. rosanna: it is unusual he's
speaking at the u.n. general assembly. they have always addressed and usually came, pope paul addressed. >> greg the pope is some where, he's probably on connecticut avenue right now. he's going from embassy row. the motorcade -- rosanna: he's three minutes away from the white house. together. can i ask you this, when growing up, we were from time to time, it is impossible for the pope to make a mistake. perfect. where is catholic teaching on papal infallibility today? >> that has not changed.
>> he's inspired by the holy spirit and speaks in the person of christ and anything he says is coming from god and no one can change that. greg: that is remarkable. >> that is the teaching of the church. rosanna: he's taking a little freedom. he talked about abortion. >> he said first we have to have mercy for those that have sinned, it is a severe sin of the church and we have to show mercy and priests are allowed to forgive that sin. it is a sin to get permission from the bishop and he gives us permission, here in the united states it is left up the the bishops and we have been given the permission to forgive abortion.
same thing with the annulment process. he's not changing -- rosanna: yes, people are concerned about that. >> there are people separated and not receiving the co cocommunion. >> rosanna: and people are getting married out of the church. >> in the past, it is a process, what he wanted to do, it is not fair to the people, we have to show a little more compassion for the people waiting and waiting and speed up to process. greg: we are taking a live look at the white house, if we can. tens of thousands of people there on the south lawn of the white house. literally, i didn't know it had this capacity. there is still patches of green. the guest list close to 20,000. they are on the south lawn of
i'm fascinated by the papal and the infallibility. there could be crumbling over the edics. >> when he speaks to the press, that is different than speaking from the chair. the teaching of the church. when talking off the cuff, a lot of times, you know, the press picks up on something and interpret it the wrong way. same thing with annulments, he's not doing away with them, but making the process simpler. rosanna: maybe something is lost in translation. he speaks spanish most of the time? >> yes. rosanna: he's got a big address to the congress and that is
>> yes, that will be in english. one of the reasons he's coming too, because you know, interpreting it through the press and with a filter, here he's speaking directly to the people t president, the congress, the u.n. assembly, that is something that is really powerful and he's going to be so many people will be listening to him. the coverage, we have to thank the press, you have been giving him great coverage. rosanna: we reflect what is happening in the community, they are excited about having him here. greg: and it is great for the ratings. [laughter] once again, we are awaiting the arrive to the white house. that is the south lawn of the white house. close to 20,000 people are waiting there. rosanna: there is a formal
meets the president and first lady again, the band, army is playing tunes. greg: this is the third meeting. president obama in italy last year. any relationship between the president and the pope? >> well, they have agreed on cuba to re-establish relations with cuba and he had the -- the holy father had a role in that. they agree on climate change. greg: apart from policy change. have they taken a liking to each other? >> i would say that they do. they represent a number of people, the president represents the united states, and the people of the united states, and the pope represents the people of the christian faith. they have to respect each other for the leadership.
got off the plane, it looked like they were sharing a joke. both of them laughing. the president of the united states is not saying what the holy father said. they had a very nice moment together. >> even if your city, cardinal dolan and the mayor disagree on certain things, but things they agree on and they respect one another. greg: here is the moment, rosanna. rosanna: wait. greg: he cracked a smile. rosanna: it is coming up. greg: the first lady and sasha and malia. and joe biden. rosanna: with his grandchildren. greg: this is live at the white house and waiting for the pope, pope francis to arrive. he should be there any second. rosanna: the remarks this morning will be in english.
>> at the white house. rosanna: at the white house. it is going to be great. we won't have to hear the translater, not there is anything wrong with that. but it is coming from him. >> it is powerful. when john paul two. >> hail to the chief. hit it. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and first lady michele obama. greg: the president didn't make the trip from massachusetts avenue. he's been waiting in the white house. the pope will be arriving.
all of this? [laughter] greg: we have no choice. rosanna: we have to do something special. you know. greg: people are screaming in the back, i bet the motorcade is passing in the back. the marines are handelling the bulk of the ceremony function there. rosanna: when the holy father comes they'll play the national anthem of the holy sea and then the national anthem of the united states.
and review. do you know that song, greg? greg: let's see what happens next. hold on. [music] take a look at rosanna. tribute to the heritage. what's up with the red coats. rosanna: after this, the speeches start. the president will speak and then the holy father will speak. we'll get to the meat and potatoes of this event shortly.
we see the sound bites at night. >> hours of preparation too, the guests getting there early. rosanna: by the way, i heard that holy father is off red meat. >> yes. he walks with a little, you know, limp here and there. rosanna: he's got a bad knee and sciatica. >> he's got one lung. he almost died. he had pneumonia. he's lived his life with one lung. greg: yankee doodle. i recognize this song. rosanna: he's in relatively good health? >> yes, pressure and stress but good health. rosanna: any of us would be exhausted with the schedule he's kept.
has made. holy father, on behalf of mitchell and myself, welcome to white house! [applause] [cheering] >> i should explain that our backyard is not typically this crowded. but the size and the spirit of today's gathering is just a small reflection of the deep devotion of some 70 million american catholics. [applause] it reflects as well that your message of love and hope has inspired so many people across our nation, and around the world.
people, it is my great honor and united states of america. [applause] >> today we mark many firsts. your holiness you are celebrated americas. [applause] this is your first visit to the united states. [applause] and you are also the first pontiff to share twitter account. holy father, your visit allows us to reciprocate the hospitality that you have extended to me at the vatican last year.
americans from every background and every faith value the role that the catholic church plays in strengthening america. [applause] for my time working in impoverished neighborhoods with the catholic church in chicago, to my travels as president, i have seen first hand how ever single day the catholic communities, priests, nuns, laity, are feeding the hungry, healing the sick, sheltering the homeless, educating our children, and fortifying the faith that sustains so many. what is true in america is true around the world, from the busy
in kenya, catholic organizations serve the poor, minister to prisoners, build schools, build homes, operate orphanages and hospitals and just as the church has stood with those struggling to break the chains of poverty, the church so often has given voice and hope to those seeking to break the chains of violence and oppression. yet i believe the excitement around your visit, holy father, must be attributed to your role as pope and your unique qualities as a person. [applause]
embrace on simplicity and the gentleness of your words, and the generosity of your irt spirit, we see a leader of moral authority coming not just through words but also through deeds. you call on all of us, catholic, and non-catholic alike. to put the least of these at the center of our concerns. you remind us that in the eyes of god our measure as individuals and our measure as a society is not determined by wealth or power, or station, or
marginalized. [applause] to stand up for justice and against inequality and ensure that every huk being is able to live in dignity because we are all made in the image of god. [applause] >> you are remind us that the mercy. that means welcoming the stranger with empathy and a truly open heart. from the refugee who flees war torn lands, to the immigrant who leaves home in search of a
[applause] you remind us of the cost of war, particularly on the powerless and defenseless and urge us to the imperative of peace. [applause] holy father, we are grateful for your invaluable support of the new beginning with the cuban people, that holds out the promise of better relations between our countries, greater cooperation across the hemisphere and better life for the cuban people. we thank you for the voice against the deadly conflicts that ravage the lives of men, women and children, and your
call for nations to resist the sirens of war, and resolve disputes. people are only true when they practice their faith freely. [applause] here in the united states, we cherish religious liberty. it was the basis for so much of what brought us together and here in the united states, we cherish our religious liberty but around the world at this very moment children of god, including christians are targeted and even killed because of their faith. believers are prevented from gathering as their place of worship, the faithful are
imprisoned and churches are destroyed. so we stand with you in defense of religious freedom and knowing that people must be able to live out their faith free from fear and free from intimidation. [applause] and holy father, you remind us we must protect our planet, god's magnificent gift to us. [applause] we support your call to all world leaders to support the communities most value neshl to changing climates and protect
your holiness, in your words and deeds you set a profound moral example. and in these gentle but firm reminders of our obligations to god and one another, you are shaking us out of our come place yen si. all of us may at times experience discomfort and contemplate the distance between how we live our daily lives and what is true and right, but i believe such discomfort is a blessing for points to something better. you shake our conscious from slumber and call for us to rejoice in good news and giving us the confidence to come together in humility and pursue a world that is more loving, just and free.
american people. during my visit, i will have the honor of directing congress and i hope to offer words of encouragement to those that guide the nations political future. i will also travel to philadelphia for meeting families, to celebrate and support the institutions of marriage and the family at this critical moment in the history
of our civilization. mr. president, together with the fellow citizens, american catholics are committed to building a society which is inclusive to setting the rights of individuals and communities and rejecting any form of enjustice and discrimination. [applause] with all of the people that will they are like wise efforts to build a just orderly society and
for we know that things can change. [applause] >> such change demands on our part a serious responsibility, not only of the kind of the world we may be leaving to our children, but also to the millions of people living under our system, which has overlooked them. which guides our way to heaven, which today powerful destroys our homes and cities and our
building our common home. we wish to commit ourselves to the conscious responsible care of our -- mr. president, recently made to mend broken relations and to open new doors to cooperation within our human family and positive steps along the path of reconciliation and justice and freedom. i would like all men and women
the efforts of the international community to protect their vulnerable in our world. and to stimulate -- so -- [applause] so that everywhere may know the blessings of peace and prosperity which god wants for all his children. mr. president, once again, i thank you for your welcome. and i look forward to these days in your country.
god bless america. [applause] greg: pope francis, the first public comments in the united states and the gentleness of tones and speaking strongly in favor of president obama's agenda and initiatives on climate change. rosanna: he said climate change can no longer be left to a future generation and supporting marriage and family and society tolerant to the rights of religious liberty. what'd you think of the remarks? >> i thought, first on the value of family. it is the core of life in our
[music] rosanna: very beautiful ceremony. i think after this, greg, they are going inside of the white house and going to the balcony for a photo op. greg: and meet more people and having a set down in the oval office. he spoke beautifully, gently, but clearly, and not without the controversy. rosanna: there are folks that define family in a different way. >> the remarks about climate change, there are people that don't agree with the president's
agenda on climate change. >> it is a broader aspect, he's talking about respecting god's creation, that is creation of all human beings as well. greg: he praised president obama's initiatives on climate change. that is legislation that the debated and chewed over and rejected on capitol hill, he's going there tomorrow. >> he could have an impact. rosanna: later today getting time with the president and the first lady, he's going to be addressing the bishops. >> yes. rosanna: is that for the public or not. >> i don't know if that is broadcast. i don't think so. they are having midday prayer, which is a prayer of the church and after that, addressing them. who knows what he's going to say. he's going to challenge them on
the way they are leading the flocks in the diocese and it is going to be, i'm sure we'll get a transcript of it. rosanna: 4:15 it is live, it is the mass of the canonization, and that is at catholic university of america. the particular monsignor there. >> he established all of the missions on the west coast from san diego all the way up to san francisco. rosanna: and always controversy soernted with something. yes, native americans were there and converted ten percent of them and there was controversy that many of them last their lands and lives. greg: he's speaking with a
there is a heavy accent and something beautiful about his presence and his demeanor and the message, granted not everybody agrees with certain aspects of it, one can all for, and we all want to preserve the planet and how do we all do that. he gets down to nitty gritty. >> that is his style. when he makes the statements ob homosexuality and invites them in. rosanna: this is the start to the visit in the united states. he gave the remarks in english. greg: remember, this is all