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village, recovering five years after a devastating earthquake. welcome. i'm paula newton. it's 5:00 p.m. in manila where millions have been braving the terrible weather to celebrate the mass with pope francis. as you can see, pope francis exiting the stage. this was a large outdoor service and the pope in his homily talked about children suffering and families and the poor. this is the last day for the pope in the philippines before returning to the vatican. with us is anna who is there. give us kind of some of what you are seen over the last few hours. >> reporter: well in particular the millions who have gathered here to see pope francis. authorities predicted perhaps a
papal mass of 6,000. i don't think we will get that. the rain has not stopped since pope francis arrived here. i can tell you now, as you can hear from the screams behind me they are expecting pope francis to get in his pope mobile and to the streets. they are all lined up to give him a wave and cheer. i was speaking to the followers, the faithful out there who had been camping out since midnight of last night. they said this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. we will never get the opportunity to see pope francis again, unless he comes back to the philippines. for them it's a special moment. i said what about standing in the rain because it's quite cold with the rain. they said our faith is waterproof. it shows the religious fervor
and belief in this country, despite the natural disasters and calamities they have suffered. their faith is so strong. seeing pope francis here imbodies that. >> you certainly witness the resilience of the people. throngs of people waiting for the impromptu moments they get to interact with the pope. what is your take away in terms of the message he tried to deliver to the people who suffered so much in the last year. quite frankly, they are dealing with a lot of diversity when it comes to transitioning out of poverty and the social transition some are looking for. >> reporter: well i think what makes pope francis is distintive is he says i am a pastor. i am a pastor for the people. he headed to show his solidarity
to those who endured so much. he said when it happened i knew i had to be with you. i'm a little bit late but i am here. often, paula, when he spoke to the people going through so much pain similar scenes earlier this morning when a young street girl got on stage and said why do children have to suffer so much. the pope can't make sense of it either. i'm here with you, i walk with you with a silent heart. that's been the message time and time again. for the catholics in the philippine who is don't feel as close to the catholic church as they have because the church is so conservative. they feel pope francis imbodies that inclusion and acceptance. he is a pope for the people. that is what the people take away from his visit here.
he is with them. >> and his humility there on display for several days. anna we'll be in touch with you as we wait for the pope to go down and greet some of the faithful. thank you. as we have been talking, weather played quite a role in the visit. a typhoon, thankfully downgraded to a tropical storm. it cut the visit short. we have been following this for a couple days now. what happened in the path of the storm that made it not quite as difficult of a situation as we thought yesterday? >> it interacted with a land mass across the region. it didn't have the moisture to allow for strengthening to take place after it reached the islands. i love the quote anna has been paraphrasing for the past hour or so that the filipinos faith
is waterproof. it truly is. this is serious devotion. people braving elements just to get a peek of the pope giving his mass to the millions. lots of people donning white and yellow raincoats or slickers as they go to see the pope. of course yellow and white being the official colors of the vatican. as he exits the park in manila. millions of people are exiting the park as well or to get their final glimpse of the pope. they still have rain to contend with and gusty winds. this is the latest where manila is located. you can see how active the weather has been. however, we see the back edge of this storm that pushes through the manila region. we could see breaks in the cloud cover around midnight and certainly into the start of the workweek as people head back to
their jobs. it has been responsible for serious rainfall totals upwards of 200 to 300 millimeters of rainfall. moderate to intense rainfall across manila. good news paula, the strongest of winds, just east of the city center of the capitol in the philippines. back to you. >> the people try to get out of the situation, we hope somehow that that downpour will wait. thanks for that update. as we have been talking, the faithful have been flocking to see the pope. they have not been able to escape the weather at all. that has not dampened their faith. i want to go to jack in london the co-founder of catholic voices in the united kingdom. we have been watching incredible pictures millions of people. if we could get your insight into the homily. the pope speaking to them in the philippines about their challenges especially when it
comes to issues of poverty. what is your take away in terms of the message he was trying to convey? >> the pope is very close to them. he was saying we are all children of god. we should protect each other. he said earlier, before the homily that the center of the gospel and if you take the poor out of the gospel the gospel disappears. he, himself, leads a poor simple life. that's why people listen to him. i think the filipinos were excited he has come to them. most of them are poor and can't travel to rome. they feel privileged the pope has gone and they can see him. they feel he is one of them. the level of excitement in the country was massive and they declared a holiday for everyone who wanted to see the pope. we are all children of god, we
protect each other. he was talking about the family also. the family is at the heart of the message of the catholic church and at the heart of filipino society. you know societies, close-knit families helping each other in a country that is poor. obviously, family is so important to help one another and protect one another. the pope was reinforcing the good things he finds in the philippines. at the end of the mass the cardinal of manila said we all want to follow you. there was laughing and said we are not going to follow you to rome but we want to follow you to where the poor people are to accompany them like you have done. they feel that he has come and he has been really close to them. >> faithful's inspiration. they are enthusiastic as the pope is about to get on board the pope mobile. i want to ask you, though there
is controversy in a country like the philippines trying to deal with social transition and inclusion, things like abortion or allowing abortion and same-sex marriage. do you think from this pope certainly, the way he's tried to display his feelings is you have to have respect for everyone and not to have a blanket condemnation. do you think in a social way, the philippines will be taking that on board? >> of course you have to have respect for everyone. the message of the church is you cannot discriminate against anybody. this is very clear with this pope and he has come to say the church is pro-life. they are in favor of life, open to life. it's open to people. it loves everybody. i think it has to put all that together. i think, with this pope we are seeing a move away from condemnation and saying you know he said at the beginning
something very very important that has come through throughout this year and a half which is that the proclamation of the love of god comes before any moral teaching. we must tell people god loves them and we must love each other, then we will understand the moral law that says you mustn't do this or that and so on. but, the love of god comes first and it comes through very strongly with this pope and has come through with this visit. open to everybody, with homosexuals, he wants no discrimination. at the same time he wants the family to continue to be based on the love of a man and woman forming the family. that's the best place for children to be raised. both things are compatible. total respect for people and support of the family. >> it will be interesting to see after this kind of display in the philippines, if social change is ushered in there in any way, shab or form.
thank you for holding our hand through this. thank you so much. >> thank you. still to come on cnn, security is stepped up after the shootings in paris and a counter terror raid in belgium. more on the terror threat just ahead. and as protests over the "charlie hebdo" cover, the french president, hollande speaks out. ahead.
you are watching live pictures of the pope mobile as pope francis wraps up his five-day visit to the philippines. this is the conclusion in manila. you can see the fans of the pope the faithful as enthusiastic as ever even in the drenching downpours. the pope going among the faithful. we are used to this rock star procession that goes with the pope wherever he is. he makes his way through the park there in manila. >> i want to turn to other news now. armed soldiers on guard in belgium, a sight they haven't seen in more than 20 years. itis after a raid in eastern belgium on thursday. ivan watson is with us live in
brussels with the latest. you know ivan it's been confusing in terms of all the arrests that happened and how many are connected to the raid. we don't know the details of why it happened and what the plot was. we have some details. what can you tell us about the latest the arrests in greece. >> reporter: well first of all, what we know from the belgium authorities, what they are confirming is they say they foiled a plot thursday night, that they said was going to be launched at some imminent moment to attack belgium police. since then and since the shootout that led to the deaths of suspects they say they had taken -- they have charged, now five belgium nationals in belgium with participation with a terrorist organization. three of the suspects are in
custody, two have been released on some form of bail presumably. an additional two suspects are charged with the same participation in a terrorist organization. they are belgium nationals caught in france trying to cross the border into italy to give you a sense this is something that crosses borders, this investigation. now, within the last 48 hours, the greek police confirmed to cnn they got a request from the belgium authorities to cooperate on investigation. they say they are doing that but the greeks and the belgians are careful not to link whatever they are cooperating on with the investigation into this alleged jihad jihadi cell. they are being careful not to release a lot of information. the belgian authorities say again and again and again, they
want to protect the investigation. that is why it has been three days and we do not know the names of the two suspects killed in that police raid in that shootout that erupted thursday night. all we know is they are belgian nationals. many believed to travel to syria in the past and believed to have links to the isis militant group that is so active in syria and iraq. >> we know of course belgian authorities believe the threat to be quite significant. that is why you are seeing the military presence on the street. ivan, what kind of reception has there been to people there? it's a rare sight, as we have been saying. >> reporter: it is. as we have heard from some belgian officials, there has not been a military deployment in more than 30 years as an official put it when there was
a series of actions carried out by a group in the 1980s. this is a dramatic change for belgium. the belgian defense ministry hopes to get around 300 soldiers deployed in brussels and antwerp by tuesday. they are protecting not only embassies, the u.s. embassy, the european parliament and a number of jewish institutions. we have to recall the jewish museum was the target of a deadly attack in may in brussels. let's put it in context. they are talking of putting out 300 soldiers by tuesday, france has deployed some 10,000 soldiers since the "charlie hebdo" attacks. this is significant that belgium has taken this measure, but it is nothing in comparison with the military deployment across
glimpse of him. he's clearly enjoying the moment there. you can see he's put on that yellow plastic slicker like most people in the crowd to try to stay dry. it's been quite a fete today here in manila. the crowd, the faithful very enthusiastic. he is really trying to give them some kind of personal touch, always getting that rock star welcome. looks like the pope mobile stopped so he can get down and talk to people. he tries to do this wherever he goes. a huge headache for security. there you go a small child. he will give them a quick blessing then on he will go. the people in the philippines continue to show up in droves. we want to turn now to other news. president obama says to give more to the middle class, you
have to tax the wealthiest americans. that's part of a tax plan the u.s. president will propose tuesday at the annual state of address. mr. obama will recommend increasing taxes on the investment income of the wealthiest americans. that pays for tax credits aimed at the middle class. they are not feeling the effects of the economic recovery. it will be an up hill fight for mr. obama. it will have to be approved by a republican congress before becoming law. a man getting 1,000 lashes is causing rage. america remains a close ally with that country. we take a closer look at the long standing and strong relationship between the u.s. and saudi arabia. >> reporter: the man in the white shirt, a saudi arabian
citizen sentences to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes. the crime, starting this blog called free saudi liberals. >> every lash killed me. >> reporter: his wife and three kids fearing for their safety fled to canada. >> he did not do anything. he did not carry a weapon. his only weapon was his pen. >> reporter: convicted of insulting islam. his faith, handcuffed and hit 50 times with a cane. the first round friday. 19 fridays to go 1950 lashes ahead. the shocker, the lashes carried out the same week they marched along with millions of others in the name of free speech. saudi arabia home to islam sites. they say in their system of sharia law, the punishment fits
the crime. >> translator: the kingdom will not back down on the issue of justice. >> reporter: the case sharply criticized by the u.n. and governments worldwide. >> the united states government calls on saudi authorities to cancel the brutal punishment. >> reporter: we have been here before. criticized for the record on free speech women's issues and cutting off of body parts for crimes such as theft. >> the saudis you know they play to their own tine. they don't care. >> reporter: former cia operative has written extensively about saudi arabia. the country gets a pass because it can control the price of ail, but it is america's best friend in a tough neighborhood. >> the saudi royal family keeps a lid on a country that could come apart if it weren't for them and it could be something
much worse. >> reporter: american presidents whether bush senior clinton, bush jr. or obama. tested like never before after the september 11 2001 terror attack. 15 of the 9/11 terrorists from saudi arabia. >> we still haven't seen the 9/11 report related to saudi arabia and financing. >> reporter: forms aimed and terror financing. 28 of the 9/11 reports missing. it was highlights in "fahrenheit 911." the white house censored 28 pages of the report. >> a reminder of the u.s./saudi relationship a relationship being questioned because of this man and his 1,000 lashes. miguel marquez, cnn, new york.
badumps a head. temexiss gurrin. juppa left. fluppa jown! brone a brood. what? catch up on what everyone's talking about with the x1 entertainment operating system. preloaded with the latest episodes of the top 100 shows. only from xfinity. i'm paula newton. here is an update on the top story we are following this hour. as a steady rain has not stopped, millions of people coming to see pope francis celebrate an outdoor mass in manila. you can see live pictures of the pope making his way through the crowds. the catholic leader repeated his defense of the poor and the children. he spoke of corruption in his homily. he said it was sad the family needs protection from quote, insidious tax. he didn't explain what he meant.
we want to go to anna in the rain there watching. you get the sense while filipinos savered every moment of the visit, these are the moments they are waiting for, when they get that personal contact with him. some of them so enthusiastic bringing babies and children up to him. >> reporter: it was absolutely gorgeous to watch the pope a short time ago going through the park to all those followers who have been camped out since midnight of last night and to just wave at them. he was stopping along the way. bending down so he could pick up the babies and kiss them. it was beautiful. as you can imagine, the crowd erupts seeing him pay that special attention. this pope is a pastor he is a pope of the people. that is why they love him so much. yes, it is a deeply religious
country. yes, there are catholics here. pope francis is particularly special. his message of inclusiveness of looking after the family looking after the poor and helping those and being one with the community that is just suffered so much. him visiting taclaban yesterday. that was incredible. incredible for the community that expressed so much misery and heart ache. the people who traveled here they are not just from manila. some traveled from overseas. we ran into a couple from australia who had come to see the pope. they have traveled from all over asia the philippines to be here to witness history in the making, really. that's what we have experienced here in afternoon. >> greeted by that incredible rain. it won't stop. i was hoping for a break, but apparently not. you have given us great context
in terms of the social challenges going on in the philippines. do you have a sense, what have they told you about what this visit means for that kind of evolution, for the philippines to move on socially and get to the social justice issue and the changes the catholics want to see there when it comes to abortion homosexuality, same-sex marriage? >> reporter: look i think there were great hopes perhaps pope francis would touch on some of those subjects. instead, he spoke about preserving the family unit protecting life from unborn through to elderly. so he does maintain and tow that the life of the catholic church even though the vatican, at the moment is looking at the family structure. they are going to spend a year doing so. on the issue of contraception, he really you know basically
said that that is something that he doesn't necessarily agree with. he didn't come out and specifically say those words. as i say, he is towing the line of the catholic church in saying that. he has a message of inclusiveness. this is something those minorities really tap into and i think that above all, is more important than anything. he doesn't have to say, he condones same-sex marriage or contraception or divorce, for that matter. the people of the church believe they are part of it because of pope francis. >> he certainly teached tolerance. thank you as we continue to watch the pope mobile make its way through. s europe is stepping up security. france is reeling from a series of terror attacks deployed more than 10,000 troops alongside thousands of police officers. jim bittermann is in paris with
the latest on the terror threats. you have been covering this so many years. it's not like so many social problems relevant to france is anything new. what kind of turning point do you think this is in terms of france right now? >> reporter: well i think it's a turning point. it's certainly being talked about that way. everybody is saying this is our 9/11 that kind of thing. there's a lot of emphasis among the legislatures and the government and the kind of things they want to do to take on this home grown terror threat. we have been talking about this for years. now, we have the reality that is on the french doorstep. the kind of things they are talking about are a tougher crackdown on the internet putting prisoners in jails apart from the radicals and separating prisoners vulnerable to being radicalized, teaching the
moderates how to behave in the prisons. all kind of things to try to get to the roots of this phenomenon. it's the kind of thing, too, where people say education should be involved. it's the kind of thing we heard about when recording a television show, recently. for seven year now, a talk show on french tv has taken on important social issues. topics that justify the show os title, all kind of france with guests who reflect the countries diversity. so after last week's bloody days of terrorist attacks, there was little doubt what this week's program was centered on. in a special edition, the french-egyptian host decided to show a film "my brother the terrorist." they gathered to debate.
>> how are we going to teach in a different manner or the republican values liberty, fraternity. make responsible citizens today. the essence, where in the republican french republican school they learn in the french. what happened today? >> reporter: one of al qaeda's guests said one of the three terrorists because they went through the french school system had been in classes with at least 45 different schoolteachers. somewhere along the line they made the decision to reject those national values. >> translator: today, there are 10,000 soldiers in the streets of france but a million teachers. the 1 million teachers are for
tolerance, liberty and the republic. >> reporter: for educators and students involved in the program, the challenge is coming up with the practical tools to young people who come from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds feel french first. shake, google and abu facebook. in an era with the internet and problems of discrimination and unemployment has become more and more difficult to inspire young people. >> you have to be very careful and individual lent and understand why people decide to leave the french society, to leave their life. where is their dream and consider that going to syria and fighting and becoming jihadist is an adventure. where is the adventure? where is the dream? >> reporter: paula, perhaps co-incidentally and ironically that program is recorded in the
suburb to the west of us here where overnight one of the kouachi brothers was buried against the protest of the local mayor, but he lived there a brief period of time in an anonymous grave. >> you pointed out, there are no easy answers to what's going on in france. it's complex. thank you, jim. as jim was saying one of the "charlie hebdo" attackers has been buried in an unmarked grave. the burial took place in france. no family members were present except kouachi's wife. meantime the french president is defending his country's freedom of speech after
anti-"charlie hebdo" riots. he expressed concern but say france values free speech. protests have turned violent with at least ten people dead. muslim's are angry over the depix of the mohammed appearance. it will hit more. because of high demand the publisher says it is printing a total of 7 million copies of the once obscure magazine. copies are available in germany and in new york shops when more issues are delivered. one store says it will sell the magazine as cost not profit. this was produced in the dates following the terrorist attacks at the office that left 12 dead. coming up next prosecutors at the international criminal court are looking into posz ball
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the death toll is near almost 200 people. another cycle expected to arrive could bring more flooding. residents are without food water or health care. an exam in addition in the palestinian territories including alleged crimes. this could lead to a full war crimes investigation against israelis against the gaza conflict. palestinians will become -- sorry, palestinian will become an icc member on april 1st. that is at their own request. israel and the u.s. oppose that move. >> israel rejects the absurd decision of the icc prosecutor. it's absurd for the icc to ignore international law and agreements under which the palestinians don't have a state and can only get one through direct negotiations with israel. the rules of the icc are clear,
no state, no standing no case. >> last summer's fighting between israel and hamas left more than 2,000 dead most of them palestinians. the manhunt for two teenage fugitives has now ended. 13-year-old cheyenne phillips and the 18-year-old have been found. they were in one of three trucks they were accused of stealing. two of the vehicles had guns in them. the teenagers face multiple felony charges. next up on cnn, the humbling story of a man's determination to bring clean water to a community in haiti after an earthquake tore that country apart.
five years ago this month, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck haiti claiming more than 230,000 lives. entire communities were reduced to rubble. since then people stepped up to help people get back on their feet all the while working two jobs in the u.s. his remarkable story has been documented in a film. poppy harlow has more on the journey. >> our home.
where can you mark it? i love my town. i love my people and i love haiti. >> reporter: five years after an earthquake devastated haiti, he is back home. this is a homecoming unlike any other. here in the village where he was born, he is a hero. >> okay okay okay. >> reporter: you are like a celebrity here. >> i'm a server for them you know to serve them. >> reporter: grog up here there was no easy access to clean water. until just a few years ago, villagers had to make this dangerous three-hour trek up and down this mountain to a fresh spring. you had to walk up to get the water? >> to get the water. i don't want them to drink -- >> reporter: those who couldn't climb the mountain drank the
water from the river, the same for bathing and livestock. many got sick. >> when we were growing up my brother fell down. >> reporter: how old were you when you say that? >> probably 8 to 10 years old. >> reporter: this has been a dream 40 years in the making? >> yeah. >> reporter: that dream to bring clean water to this village was finally realized. but only after tragedy struck in 2010. >> breaking news out of haiti. the largest, most powerful earthquake crippled the country, measuring 7.0. >> reporter: he lost family members in the earthquake. living in the u.s., working as a janitor at a university he felt helpless. at the same time he was more determined to help.
inspired by his dream, students rallies around the cause. with the help of generosity.org they raised $38,000. enough to build a pipeline from the fresh spring on top of the mountain down to the village. it's a story of struggle and triumph. a story of one minnesota, uniting his village to overcome all odds. [ applause ] >> reporter: all captured in a documentary. >> it's something like -- something you never believe can be done. manually we don't have -- [ speaking foreign language ]
>> reporter: not only do they have the main water source until the faucets but in some houses they have running water to shower wash dishes and cook. thousands rely on the pipeline for clean water. perhaps what makes it all the more amazing is how he lives today, every day, in the u.s. as a single father of four working two jobs. he's a taxi driver by night. and a janitor at princeton by day. >> if i can work two jobs again, to change the life of the kids i will. >> to me the story symbolizes the power of one person that can make a difference. if they work hard they rally people together. it's an example of how this
country can grow and rebuild. >> reporter: jordan wagner and his team filmed every step of the way. >> we filmed and churches and businesses rallied the support to get the vision of bringing clean water to haiti. because of this film we raise zed $150,000 to fund this and have 20 more water wells around haiti. >> reporter: despite all this he feels like he hasn't done enough. >> i do not think i work hard enough. >> reporter: what? >> i don't think i work hard enough. >> reporter: you don't think you work hard enough? >> nope. i should do more. >> reporter: you said i should have done more for them. >> i don't know what next i can do. >> reporter: they want to do more. they want to build a school
right here. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: even though they have repaired a lot since the earthquake you see so much that needs to be done here. you have a population where 80% of the people live below the poverty line. it's overwhelming and daunting to think how do you help everyone. for the first time this fall he returned home and showed the film that has already done so much to help to the people he helped the most. [ applause ] >> when i see this movie, i feel good. >> reporter: he may never think he has done enough but he's given his people much more than water. >> i cannot do everything.
the population needs to -- everybody can help put hands together all of us, because this is our country. >> what a beautiful piece there from hoppy harlow giving so much strength to a community that needs so much help. you can read more about the story and how you can help victims, haitian victims get access to clean water. go to our website, cnn.com/impact. i want to thank you for joining us here at cnn. i'm paula newton. more of the pope's visit after the break.
the pope holds mass with a crowd numbering in the millions. we'll have more live from manila. the first time in decades, troops are deployed on the streets in belgium amid a heightened terror threat. live from brussels. and in niger, demonstrators tear up bibles and burn churches in the second day of protest against "charlie hebdo" magazine. finally, a look at a memorial for a native american warrior. it's been under construction since 1948 and it's far from finished. we want to welcome our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm paula newton. millions of philippinos are still soaking in what for many will be a once in a lifetime experience of seeing pope francis in person. now, they spent