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step in recovery. and we'll share pearl's progress coming up. an announcement that pope francis will attend next year. he will be here next september. it's the pope's first visit to the united states. it's a big announcement. this is a big story for our nation. speaking in italian, the pope announced that he is coming to philadelphia. pope francis saying that the trip is according to the wishes of the lord. this announcement had been widely anticipated. pope francis hinted at it back in august. now it official. the pontiff will attend two events at the world meeting of families. he joins the families on september 26th and then on mass on sunday. they will pack the parkway for
both events. mayor nutter says that the city of philadelphia is ready to host the pope. >> the extensive knowledge of hosting big events safely and successfully we are deep honored that pope francis the holy father who is the world's most transformative leaders is coming to the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection. >> he excited those around the nation. and "action news" spoke with several members of the cathedral of st. mary today. >> it's going to be exciting. everybody is going to bond together. >> the holy father is well-known for his outreach of all walks of life. we are excited to have him to bring that message of love and
faith. >> of course, the faithful eager to see the holy father. >> people of no faiths like pope francis. the excitement is going to continue to build as we get closer to september. >> and pope francis expected to address congress and to deliver a speech to the united nations. they will mark the 70t 70th anniversary. this is a big deal. of course, as you said his first trip to the united states. all eyes around the world, of course, will be focused on philadelphia. very exciting. thank you. this is the second time that philadelphia played host to a pontiff. october 3rd, 1979 when pope john paul the ii celebrated mass. they stood shoulder to shoulder to hear him on the
parkway. they expected more people to flock to the city for pope francis's appearance next year. we are joined by monsignor. you were here for pope john's visit back in 1979. is it your expectation that he would visit the delaware valley. >> yes, i thought he would be coming. i am surprised that the announcement is sooner than expected. it wonderful for the whole region. pope francis is a strong advocate for family life and the challenges and opportunities facing the family today are great. what does it mean not just for philadelphians and all over the u.s. it's exciting and humbling? >> many come to experience the history of philadelphia. many families in the area will host families throughout the world, hundreds of thousands of
people coming to celebrate the family and to listen to the wisdom of the tradition of faith. you said that the announcement was made early. they were told when they were at the vatican earlier. are you spliced we found out as earlier today? -- surprised thae learned about it today. >> yes. it gives the city time to prepare. one of them is having a soft spot for those that are poor. we have many in our city that have poverty as an issue. do you think it's memoriable to those as well. >> he reached out to those people that are marginalized. to express the inclusivity of
all people that needelp. >> monsignor charles hagen thank you. >> your welcome. >> you can see pope john paul ii's visit back in 1979. and the canonization of pope francis this year. it's all on 6abc.com. a prison guard and sergeant are recovering today. the three were attacked while trying to break up a fight in the housing unit. they are all three in hospital for treatment. prison is currently locked down. jury selection is against eric torez. he is accused of trying to kill edward davis, a police officer.
the shooting happened outside of the feltonville mini-mart last august. he spent a month in the hospital recovering from his wounds. bill cosby is silent on his sexual assault alleges. joan tarsis says she was drugged and raped twice by the comedian back in 1979. on saturday he refused to acknowledge recently resurfaced accusations of rape during an interview with npr. they accused him of sex assault but never charged. cosby performed an aria for those standing by the comedian. >> it was all resolved as far as i know. >> i support in cosby until proven guilty.
chopper [cheers and applause] >> a lawyer for cosby released "decade old discredited claims" was of the response. slippery conditions led to a crash in south jersey. this is the scene at route 206. you see an suv and a tow truck cried in the middle of the road. they suffered serious injuries and treated at a medical center. the tow truck driver and his passenger were checked out at the hospital. breaking news of course can happen any time. if you are there when it does be part of the breaking news team. e-mail us your pictures and tips
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this will be the largest event in the city's modern history. >> mayor nutter hailing the news this morning. it is now official. pope francis is coming to philadelphia next september. it is monday night the big story tonight is confirmation not only from the vatican but the pope himself. he made the announcement at 3:30 our time during an interreligious conference on family values at the vatican. [ speaking foreign language ]
[ applause ] and so the pope will choose the world meeting of families in philadelphia to make his first visit as pope to the united states. and the first papal visit since john paul the ii came in 1979. pope francis is expected to go to new york and washington. and david henry was there for the news conference this morning at the art museum. sarah bloomquist has been exploring the impact of a papal visit. and dann cuellar was talking to students that made a personal plea to the pope. david let's begin with you. >> 35 years ago pope john the ii celebrated mass on logan square. 10 months from now pope francis will do the some in front of the art museum. >> the pope is coming to philadelphia. >>reporter:they are words that mayor