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has to offer. and that's next. ♪ "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. he made his way through the streets of washington like a rock star. large crowds shouted his name as he drove by, and he seemed to make eye contact with every believer who came to see him. and then it was a dramatic
entrance at the basilica of the national shrine with men and women religious reaching out to touch him. pope francis has arrived. and the big story is pope francis in america. the three-city journey that will bring him to philadelphia has begun. the pope's day began at the white house thanking president barack obama for welcoming him to america. in philadelphia, pilgrims here for the world meeting of families came to the parkway to see the alter and also the rocky steps. and a parish in manayunk opens its doors and heart to a parish visiting from ohio. and back to washington, rick williams and monica malpass report from the nation's capital. >> it was a historic day in the nation's capital and at the about a -- basilica. >> delivering the mass in his native tongue, spanish. and his warmth and splendor
needed to translation. >> it touched the hearts of many gathered at the basilica. poignant remarks by pope francis. and speaking about junipero serra who brought catholicism to the u.s. >> and also songs and ka r communion for those who wanted it. and pope francis left and took time to shake hands out front. and he arrived in his modest fiat and was greeted by the president and first lady. and after private meetings with obama in the oval office, the two orlando leaders emerged for a greeting on the front lawn. and then he boarded his pope-mobile for the unforgettable 15-minute parade around the ellipse and national mall. bringing tears to many eyes, kissing a baby brought over by security and meeting a
5-year-old girl who actually breached security to give him a t-shirt which he allowed. and he blew kisses to the crowd and was waving. and he spoke talking about the heart break of sex abuse plaguing the catholic church for years. and the final day tomorrow in the nation's capital and may go into political waters addressing congress. and then meeting with the homeless community, obvious and perhaps intentional balancing of the powerful and poor. rick williams reporting with monica malpass from washington, d.c. "action news" following every moment of the pope's historic trip this week from washington to new york, and then to philadelphia. sarah bloomquist and eva pilgrim will be in new york city and look for their live reports beginning tomorrow. thousands of pilgrims are already in philadelphia for the world meeting of families. and after they finish their session at the convention center
today they flock to the ben franklin parkway. and you know what they wanted to see there. let's go live to dann cuellar. >> they were like little kids flocking to the iconic rocky statue from spain, from hungary, haiti and canada. all of this a must-see stop for many following a series of world meeting of families events. >> this man here my husband, his name is rocco. and we want to get a picture of him and rocky. >> and rocco from ontario, canada not the only one. joe and his family from spain beat him to the punch. there were others from budapest. >> for me rocky balboa was a great person. in the movie, and i am like oh, my god i am staying here, it is unbelievable. we really loved it. >> and from haiti, not just posing with the statue, doing
all the things including running up the art museum steps and raising his arms in the air when getting to the top. >> it reminds me of the movies back then. i am very happy to be here. >> as crews continued construction of the massive stage where pope francis will celebrate mass on sunday, pilgrims from all over the world continued to take in what philadelphia has to offer. >> too much to see and not must have time. >> and police allowed a young girl from south carolina to pose for a picture on one of their motorcycles in front ever the basilica. and hundreds of others looking inside at the city's crown jewels. >> we went to the cathedral. >> what do you think? >> it was beautiful. very nice. >> others walked the lengths of the parkway to the art museum steps to get a selfie with the stage, alter and city behind them. and others at logan fountain. >> it is beautiful, it is huge. >> and it is the pope they came to see.
>> are you ready for the pope? >> yes, i am catholic. >> are you excited? >> i am very excited. >> and as you can see construction continues on the parkway as they prepare for the pope's visit. soon it will be completely off little to it vehicle traffic. >> thank you, dann. let's take a look at what it looks like on independence mall tonight from our sky 6 camera on the dow building. up see the transformation taking place. barricades and chairs are in place. the stage is being set. crews are busy wiring the sound system for the pope's speech which will take place here on saturday. today marked the final phase of towing. ahead of the papal visits. cars along the emergency route
had to be moved by 9:00 this morning or were towed. if you have a special yellow placard you have until 10:00 tomorrow night to move your car to a designated parking garage. that is when the security perimeter and the secure vehicle perimeter around ben franklin parkway and independence haul take effect. the areas in the red and the block boxes you see on the map starting at 10:00 tomorrow night, the crews erecting a security fence around these areas. a rare attraction had pilgrims going to the shine of st. maria goretti. and goretti who died at the age of 12 the youngest canonizationed saint, stabbed by a man who tried to rape her. and before she died, goretti forgive her attacker and this is the first time her remains traveled out side of italy to the united states, and tomorrow
it moves to st. john the evangelist church on south 13th street. a special mass in philadelphia tonight for the visiting delegation from ireland. "action news" there at st. anne's church on east lehigh avenue in the port richmond section of the city. several bishops attended in honor of the pope's visit. in mount airy, an african family heritage mass. and they attended the mass at the catholic church on the 2000 block of east walnut lane. in philadelphia, a transplant leading his flock in toledo, ohio came back home for an emotional night at holy family parish in manayunk. and chad pradelli is live with that story. >> jim, his name is bishop daniel thomas. he is from our area and he leads a flock of pilgrims from toledo,
ohio arriving here earlier tonight, enjoying philadelphia cooking. here at holy family parish it is a homecoming for daniel thomas. >> my cousins reminded me never forget you are a kid from m manayu manayunk. >> and leading a pilgrimage of several hundred for the world meeting of families. and bishop thomas was baptized at holy family and receiving sacraments before ascending and he wants to share his heritage are parishioners. >> and first we enjoy food and then can pray and celebrate the sacrament together. >> have you ever been to philadelphia? >> never. >> ever had philadelphia food? >> never. >> what are you looking forward
to? cheesesteak or tomato pie. >> i never heard of tomato pie. >> it is more about security, it is about diving into the catholic fa faith. >> it is a wonderful place to be. historical event, seeing the people and excitement of millions of people around here. >> i can't tell you how honored i am. >> ask any of the devout catholics here and they will tell you that the most anticipated visit and the papal mass. it is a spiritual moment they may never get a chance to experience again. >> and they stay the best is yet to come. i am excited about what is going to happen and think it will be electrifying to see the pope in town. and i think his message will be inspiring. >> and a group from ohio is actually staying in wilmington, delaware, but so far enjoying everything philadelphia. live in manayunk, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." jim? >> thank you, chad.
the theme of this year agencies world meeting of families is love is our mission, the family fully alive. and tonight mayor michael nutter hosted the 2015 international mayor's forum based on that saying. and they gathered at la salle university discussing ways that local governments can strengthen and sustain families through public policy and advocacy. and an artist unveiled her work of pope francis at the hilton garden inn in mount laurel. it will be exhibited on the national liberty museum on chestnut in philadelphia starting tomorrow. we ask you to turn to 6abc and "action news" when the pope arrives in philadelphia saturday. "action news" has complete coverage throughout the weekend. our team of two dozen anchors and reporters at locations across the region to bring you this history-making visit. and its impact on the delaware
valley and the archdiocese of philadelphia. still to come on "action news" tonight, investigators intercept $6 million worth of cocaine being smuggled in a shipment of produce. and an abandoned, neglected dog found in delaware county looking for a home. and like a summer afternoon with sunshine, and tracking weather south in the carolinas. and how it will affect the weekend. and the eagles are looking forward to some redemption in their match-up with the new york jets when "action news" continues tonight.
two people critically hurt in a motorcycle accident in montgomery county tonight. chopper 6 flew over the crash just an hour and a half ago in the 200 block of 40 foot road. police say a vehicle and a motorcycle collided. the two people on the motorcycle were taken to penn presbyterian hospital in west philadelphia with critical injuries. a fatal police-involved shooting in wilmington is now
under investigation. police say they were responding to tulip and south scott street and a man with a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound just after 3:00 this afternoon. the police say the man was armed with his gun and ignored officer's request to put it down frp -- the police shot the man who died at the scene. and investigators found cotaken on the port of philadelphia coming in on a ship from costa rica. laminated and hidden in boxes of squash and pumpkins. the investigator the say it has a street value of at least $6. so far -- of at least $6 million. and so far no arrests. and jermaine, wanted for calling in a bomb slet at the white house september 17. mccain charged with making a falls public alarm and held at the bucks county jail.
the death toll from the wildfires in california grows. searchers found another body in a burned-out home in california. that is the sixth fatality. they say the 66-year-old's home was destroyed in the blaze. he was last seen a week ago. officials found five others dead last week. volkswagen competed on an emissions test. and many filed an absolute against them. and the automaker will face criminal charges in regards to emission testing and it is not clear who or what volkswagen is targeting. and the c.e.o. who hiked a life-saving drug more than 4,000% now says he will lower the court.
daraprim helps people with compromised immune systems. the c.e.o. raised the price from around $15 to $750 a pill. experts called the hike unjustifiable. the c.e.o. said the increase was necessary for his company to make a profit. tonight he says he will lower the cost, but he will not say by how much. and an abandoned puppy looking for a forever home. the delaware county spca says that duffy was zipped inside of a duffel bag of the gaunt picture on the left, let's see that gaunt picture on the left. well, she didn't look very good two weeks ago. you can see she is doing getter. and once too sick to eat had a bowl of chicken and rice today. and happy and healthy and ready for adoption, and the police are looking at possible animal cruelty charges. and everybody is interested in the weekend, what's the story?
>> the weekend does look dry at this point. more cloudy, a little cooler, but that's a good thing. >> cool is not bad. >> not at all. looking at double scan radar, especially after today's summer-like high of 80 degrees given it is the first day of fall. we're not tracking any sort of rain at the present time. as we look at the read hearing with the time lapse before sunset, that sun getting lower on the horizon. now before 7:00. there is the bright glow. a beautiful start for your first sunset of the new season. it goes blown the horizon and the hills and twilight hits and beautiful oranges and reds along the horizon. the temperatures have backed off from the warm afternoon. 57 in reading. and the airport 56 degrees but you head so miles east to the coast and with the wind off the
water warmer, 65 in sea isle city and 67 in beach haven. the day planner for thursday, full sunshine in the morning right through 11:00, bouncing the temperatures quickly into the lower 70s and even warmer tomorrow afternoon with a few high think clouds, 82 degrees. the satellite to the south, we have low pressure east of jacksonville. clouds extended into the virginias and the carolinas. most of the precipitation at this point still off the coast. that low has been stuck there for a few days now and it's going to slowly drift to the north. we only have this feature to watch. we also have low pressure over canada. and that high over the great lakes will slip into new england over the upcoming weekend. highs to the north, low pressure to the south with expanding rain. the two opposite forces in the atmosphere sending a pretty strong breeze out of the north and east here like saturday and
maybe sunday. and the high should win out for the mid-atlantic bringingous clouds and a breeze. holding off the rain to the south. the precipitation can get as far north as washington, baltimore, southern parts of delaware, with the soaking rains over the virginias and carolinas seeing 2-4 inches over the weekend. and peeks of sun, especially in the afternoon and the high temperature of 75 degrees. and on sunday, a lot of clouds, very cool with an east-northeasterly wind 10-20 miles per hour. high of 73. definitely want to bring a light jacket, especially later on in the day. if you are going to be down there, 6:00, 7:00 saturday evening or us a depart the mass on sunday will you need a jacket or sweatshirt. and warm, 82 tomorrow. high cloud friday, sunshine filtered at 77 degrees. and then a lot of clouds here saturday. but again a dry day, 75 with
peeks of sun. and then on sunday, more clouds than anything, breezy, 73 degrees. and then we're back into the upper 70s above normal monday through wednesday as the sunshine comes back in full force again, especially tuesday and wednesday. but again that rain line is going to be very fickle and close, so we will continue to watch that the rest of the week. >> thank you. a former pennsylvania supreme court chief justice received a award receiving the commodore john berry and distinguished service award. it is given each year to a person who upholds the ideas of the navy league. the former chief justice retired last december after 21 years on pennsylvania's highest court. "jimmy kimmel live" coming up at 11:35 after the news. and here is a preview of tonight's show. >> thanks. and all of philadelphia. look at what we accomplished with no help from anyone
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antacid consumption in our area increasing, and not due to closed highways. and demarco murray left practice with a hamstring issue. and the part we were allowed to record he looked fine, and there is no word from the team on the extent ever the injury and if he can go against the jets. murray is out and he will be missed. >> he is the leader of the team, probably the biggest leader on the team. a lot of guys look to him for the leadership role. i don't know anything more than you do, i will not comment on that. >> and demarco is a great player but we have two other great backs to get the job done. the bottom line is whoever is carrying the ball behind us, we have to do a better job of front blocking and everything like that. the jets are dealing with an injury of their own. star quarterback did not practice today, he has a groin injury. he has an interception and two
fumble recoveries in the win over the colts on monday night football. the eagles' offense is predictable. we heard that before. and yesterday josh huff gave us a good reason why. he said he heard the cowboys call owl the eagles' plays before the snap. humm, interesting. today a nixon-white house response. >> he didn't say that to us. >> making it up? >> i just asked josh do you think they had our signals and he said no. >> and if he followed you that, that's what it is. >> they are blowing things out of proportion. >> did you say it or didn't you say it? it should be that simple. and baseball loses a giant of a personality. ♪
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turning our attention to baseball, the phillies play extra innings in miami but it is far from extra special. have you seen a human bobblehead? check that out. tied 2-2 in the 10th inning. and a man on for galvin and they bring it in and lead 3-2. the bottom half of the inning it falls apart. and throwing the ball away, it is the second error of the inning on a sacrifice bunt play. and ichiro tied it at 3-3. and jerome williams pitching and to the gap, that is the
ballgame. the phillies lose 4-3. baseball lost a memorable, loveable character. if you didn't know, he was also a terrific player. yogi berra died yesterday at 90. dying of natural causes at his home. he was a hall of fame catcher, three-time m.v.p. and won a record 10 world series championships. his death comes 69 years to the day of his major league debut. and known for yogiisms like it is deja vu all over again. one of a kind. >> thank you. we learned the queen of soul, aretha franklin has a special birthday gift -- not a birthday gift, but a special gift she will present the pope on saturday. she will give the holy father a huge box of sermons by her father, civil rights activist franklin. and she is performing at world meeting of families on the parkway and plans to sing
"amazing grace" and one other song she is keeping secret. an extra special birthday celebration and this is where i got "birthday". anyway it happened in south philadelphia. turning 104! we asked her what her secret to a long life was and is, and she said it was having children. she says she raised eight children and had 63 grandchildren. from all of us here at "action news," we wish her a very happy birthday. "jimmy kimmel live" next on channel 6 followed by night line. and his guests tonight are don johnson and james taylor. for cecily tynan, adam joseph, ducis rodgers, the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. good night. ♪