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CBN NewsWatch: March 14, 2013

On CBN Newswatch, March 14: New Era: First Latin American pope takes helm; Pope: Speak the Gospel as clearly as you know how; Dr. Ben Carson: No calling to politics yet; and more. Read Transcript


TONIGHT ON "NEWSWATCH" POPE

FRANCIS THE FIRST, CBN NEWS IS

IN ROME WITH THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH'S NEW LEADER.

PLUS EXPANDING AL-QAEDA HOW THE

TERRORISM GROUP IS GROWING INTO

DIFFERENT TERRITORIES THROUGHOUT

THE WORLD.

AND HOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES ARE

BEING USED TO MONITOR VOLCANIC

ACTIVITY IN THE CASCADE

MOUNTAINS.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH." GOOD EVENING I AM

LORIE JOHNSON.

WHEN 115 CARDINALS CHOSE JORGE

BERGOGLIO TO SUCCEED POPE

BENEDICT IT TOOK MANY BY

SURPRISE.

NOW THAT THE SHOCK IS OVER,

THERE IS A HOPE POPE FRANCIS

WILL PUT HIS OWN UNIQUE SPIN ON

THE CHURCH.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS TONIGHT'S TOP

STORY.

REPORTER: THE CEREMONY WAS

SIMPLE AND BRIEF WHEN POPE

FRANCIS MET THE THOUSANDS

GATHERED IN ST. PETER'S SQUARE

AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

ONE DAY AFTER MOST HAVE LEFT ST.

PETER'S SQUARE.

AFTER SEEING THE WHITE SMOKE

FROM THE SISTINE CHAPEL, IT WAS

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.

IT WAS FANTASTIC.

PEOPLE FLOCKED TO THE PIAZO.

I WAS ABSOLUTELY THRILLED.

AT THE END OF THE DAY FOR ME, I

AM HERE FOR THE MOMENT TO LIVE

IN THE MOMENT.

THERE WAS PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER

THE WORLD AND SOMETHING I

COULDN'T MISS.

REPORTER: IT WAS THE CHOICE

OF THE NAME FRANCES THAT STRUCK

MANY CATHOLICS.

IT COULD NOT SEND A MORE

CLEAR SIGNAL ABOUT THE DIRECTION

HELP WANTS TO TAKE HIS PAPACY.

FRANCIS IS KNOWN FOR REFRAMING

CHURCH AND SIMPLE MAN OF

HUMILI

HUMILIT

HUMILITY.

FOR YEARS HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED

A SIMPLE LIFE LIKE HIS NAME

SAKE.

WHEN HE WAS ELEVATEED TO THE

ROLE OF CARDINAL OPTED NOT TO

LIVE IN THE CARDINAL'S PALACE

BUT A HUMBLE APARTMENT.

HE COOKS HIS OWN MEALS.

A PICTURE OF HIM RIDING HIS BUS

TO WORK CRAMMED IN ONE A BUNCH

OF PEOPLE

REPORTER: THE FRANCIS OF

ASISSY.

CHRIST SAID FRANCIS, GO AND

REBUILD MY CHURCH.

I THOUGHT OF THAT YESTERDAY WHEN

THEY SAID HIS NAME WAS FRANCIS.

HE IS HERE TO RENEW THE CHURCH.

REPORTER: ANOTHER THOUGHT

ABOUT THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL.

THINK ABOUT IT.

JESUS WALKED AMONG THE PEOPLE

AND CAME TO DIE FOR ALL OF US.

THAT INCLUDES EVERYBODY FROM

RICH TO POOREST, ALL ARE CALLED

TO RECEIVE THE GREAT NEWS.

POPE FRANCIS WANTS US TO

SHARE THAT WITH ALL THE PEOPLE.

REPORTER: VATICAN CITY, ROME.

NEW LUIS POW MET SEVERAL TIMES

WITH CARDINAL JORGE BERGOGLIO.

HE JOINS US VIA SKYPE TO TALK

ABOUT THE MAN WHO IS NOW POPE

FRANCIS.

WELCOME.

HOPE I CAN HELP YOU.

LUIS, GIVE US YOUR INSIGHT

FROM YOUR PERSONAL MEETINGS WHAT

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE NEW

POPE?

WHENEVER WE GO TO THE

COUNTRY, WE TRY TO BEFRIEND

RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND POLITICAL

LEADERS.

WE BECAME ACQUAINTED 18-20 YEARS

AGO.

WE BEGUN TO MEET.

VERY GRACIOUS.

ALWAYS CHRIST CENTERED,

DISCUSSING SPIRITUAL STATE OF

THE CHURCH IN ARGENTINA AND

EVERYWHERE WE HAVE PRAYER AT THE

BEGINNING AND END.

THAT IS HOW THE RELATIONSHIP

DEVELOPED.

HE HAS A SPECIAL BURDEN FOR

YOUNG PEOPLE.

CATHOLICS ARE A VAST MAJORITY

IN SOUTH AMERICA.

EVEN EVANGELICALS ARE

PERSECUTED.

HOW DOES THE POPE VIEW

EVANGELICA

EVANGELICALS?

HE HAS A POSITIVE THOUGHT AND

REACHED OUT IN A SOLID WAY.

GENTLE PERSON, VERY STRONG ON

MORAL AND BIBLICAL ISSUES.

GENERALLY, I THINK HIS PAPACY

WILL BRING FAR MORE RESPECT

ACROSS THE WORLD.

BETTER ACCEPTANCE OF EVANGELICAL

CHRISTIANITY.

EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE DIFFERENCES

ON DOCTRINES BUT THERE IS A

RESPECT.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE

PEOPLE OF LATIN AMERICA TO SEE

ONE OF THEIR OWN SELECTED POPE?

FOR ROMAN CATHOLICS, UNIQUELY

EXCITING TIME.

IN LATIN AMERICA, 65% OF THE

POPULATION WOULD CLAIM TO BE

ROMAN CATHOLIC EVEN THOUGH

CHURCH OR INDEPENDENCE OF MASS

IS 5%.

ROMAN CATHOLIC, VERY EXCITING.

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS SAY WE'LL

SEE WHERE THE POPE IS TAKING THE

CHURCH.

I BELIEVE WE'LL SEE A NEW

RESPECT, NEW HONORING OF

BIBLICAL AROUND THE WORLD THANKS

TO POPE FRANCIS.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT IS AN HONOR.

WHILE THE WORLD WAIT FOR

WHITE SMOKE, ISRAELI PRIME

MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

ANNOUNCED HIS NEW PARLIAMENT

REPORTER: ISRAELI NEWSPAPERS

NOTICED THE IRONY AFTER THE

CHURCH SELECTED A POPE.

NETANYAHU'S TWO MAIN PARTNERS

ARE POLITICAL NEW KWOM COMERS.

RELIGIOUS PARTYS ARE OUT.

REPORTER: THEY WANT THEM TO

SKIP MANDATORY ARMY SERVICE AND

LIVE OFF THE STATE.

MAIN CONCERNS DEALS WITH THE

ECONOMY.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE CANNOT

ALLOW THE BIG, VERY, VERY LARGE

MONOPOLIES TO HAVE UNDO

INFLUENCE.

NETANYAHU'S MOVE COMES JUST

IN TIME FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA'S

VISIT NEXT WEEK.

JERUSALEM POST POLITICAL COLUMN

COLUMNIST SAYS IT COULD HELP THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY,

NETANYAHU SPEAKS FOR THE NATION

WHEN IT COMES TO MIDDLE EAST

PEACE PROCESS.

THEY WANT TO POINT THE

FINGER, THIS IS THE RIGHT

VIEWPOINT, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO

SAY HE IS HOPING ON BEHALF OF

THE WHOLE NATION

REPORTER: THEY ARE HOPING FOR

A SUCCESSFUL VISIT WITH

PRESIDENT OBAMA.

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL HAVE A

BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT

ISRAEL IS COMFORTED WITH, WE

WANT PEACE.

REPORTER: JULIE STALL, CBN

NEWS, JERUSALEM.

THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT IS

PREPARING TO USE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS ISRAEL'S INTEL HEAD SAYS

SYRIAN PRESIDENT BASHAR ASSAD IS

MAKING PREPS TO USE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS BUT HASN'T GIVEN THE

ORDER TO DEPLOY.

JEWISH STATE HAS BEEN CONCERNED

IT COULD FALL INTO THE HANDS OF

MILITANT GROUPS LIKE AL-QAEDA OR

HEZBOLLAH.

MEANWHILE AID GROUPS WARN TWO

MILLION SYRIAN CHILDREN FACE

MALNUTRITION AND DISEASE ON

ACCOUNT OF CIVIL WAR.

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

CHILDREN DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL

AND BEG FOR FOOD IN LEBANON.

INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE ARE TO

BLAME.

ACTIVIST GROUPS, 5500 CHILDREN

UNDER THE AGE OF 15 HAVE BEEN

KILLED IN THE FIGHTING.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID THE CORE OF

AL-QAEDA IS NEAR DEFEAT THANKS

TO HIS ADMINISTRATION'S ACTIONS

AND WAR ON TERROR.

WORLD'S MOST NOTORIOUS TERROR

GROUP HAS TAKEN HITS BUT ERICK

STAKELBECK REPORTS IT CONTINUES

TO EXPAND IN NEW HOT SPOTS

AROUND THE WORLD.

REPORTER: A RECENT STUDY

FOUND AMERICAN CITIZENS MAKE UP

HALF OF THOSE CONVICTED FOR

INVOLVEMENT IN AL-QAEDA.

MANY CONVERTED FROM ISLAM TO

CHRISTIANITY.

ANOTHER SIGN THE FACE OF

AL-QAEDA IS CHANGING IN MORE

WAYS THAN ONE.

THEY HAD THESE ASPIRATIONS TO

USE MALI TO EXPAND JIHAD OVER

NORTH AND WEST AFRICA AND

FRANCHISE INTO EUROPE

REPORTER: RUDY IS A FORMER

DIRECTOR FOR THE PENTAGON.

THEY POSE A GROWING DANGER TO

AFRICA AND BEYOND.

LARGEST AQ AFFILIATE IN THE

WORLD.

THEY HAVE MADE 90 MILLION TO 120

MILLION DOLLARS.

THEY ARE WITH CASH, HAVE A LOT

OF WEAPONS AND RECRUITS

EVERYWHERE.

REPORTER: NORTHERN BRANCH OF

AQIM KREEZED A GROUP KILLING

MANY BEFORE BEING PUSHED BACK BY

A GROUP EARLIER THIS YEAR.

HE SAID HE WANTED AQIM WOULD

BE A BONE THAT WOULD LODGE

ITSELF IN THE THROATS OF

AMERICANS AND FREN

REPORTER: THEY STORMED THE

U.S. CONSULATE ON 9/11 AND

MURDERED AMERICANS.

FROM YEMEN TO IRAQ TO SYRIA TO

SINAI ON TO SOMALIA, LIBYA,

NIGERIA, MALI AND EUROPE,

AL-QAEDA AFFILIATES ARE

EXPANDING THEIR REACH WITH SINAI

FAST BECOMING A BASE.

WHAT WE SEE SOME OF THEM

COMING FROM YEMEN, SAUDI ARABIA,

PALESTINIANS AND ARABIAARABIANS.

REPORTER: PALESTINIAN

SYMPATHIZERS HAVE SET UP SHOP

NEAR THE BORDER.

THEY HAVE AGREEMENTS.

ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NOT

AFFILIATED, THEY PRESENT

THEMSELVES AL-QAEDA

REPORTER: AL-QAEDA GROUPS

CONTROL SOME VILLAGES ALONG THE

COUNTRY'S BORDER WITH ISRAEL.

AMERICA IS AL-QAEDA'S TOP TARGET

AND THERE ARE SPECIFIC

INSTRUCTIONS OF CARRYING OUT

ATTACKS INSIDE UNITED STATES.

ERICK STAKELBECK, CBN NEWS,

WASHINGTON.

COMING UP, KNIVES ALLOW ON

PLANES, TSA CHIEF DEFENDS HIS

NEW POLICY.

STARTING APRIL 25TH POCKET

KNIVES WILL BE PERMITTED ON

PLANES.

TODAY HEAD OF THE TRANSPORTATION

SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

DEFENDING THE NEW POLICY BEFORE

CONGRESS.

AIRLINE AND AIRPORT WORKERS

OPPOSE THE DECISION, EVEN THE

UNION REPRESENTING THOUSANDS OF

TSA OFFICERS IS SPEAKING OUT

AGAINST ALLOWING BLADES BACK ON

PLANES.

TSA ADMINISTRATION JOHN PISTOL

SAYS IT IS NOT KNIVES HIS AGENTS

NEED TO BE WORRYING ABOUT.

I HAVE TO MAKE SURE TSA'S FOE

FOCUS IS ON BOMBS THAT ARE

CONCEALED AND WELL DESIGNED.

HE ALSO WANTS TO ALLOW GOLF

CLUBS, HOCKEY STICKS AND

BASEBALL BATS ON BOARD.

SENATE JUDICIARY APPROVED

BANNING ASSAULT WEAPONS AND NOT

EXPECTED TO SURVIVE IN FULL

SENATE.

DIANNE FEINSTEIN IS SPONSORING

THE BILL.

BANNING ASSAULT WEAPONS IS KEY

TO PRESIDENT OBAMA'S PLAN TO

CURB GUN VIOLENCE.

C-PAC KICKS OFF TODAY IN

WASHINGTON MAKING IT A PIVOTAL

WEEK FOR CONSERVATIVES IN THE

REPUBLICAN PARTY, MARCO RUBIO,

SARAH PALIN.

ANNUAL CONSERVATIVE PARTIES

ALLOWS THEM TO MINGLE AND A

STRAW POLL FOR THE NEXT GOP

PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE.

ANOTHER NOTABLE SPEAKER AT C-PAC

IS DR. BEN CARSON.

HE GAINED ATTENTION AFTER HIS

SPEECH AT THE NATIONAL PRAYER

BREAKFAST.

HE TALKED ABOUT TAXES, EDUCATION

AND HEALTH CARE REFORM SITTING

JUST INCHES FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA

WHO AUTHORED HEALTH CARE.

THEY ARE THE SAME THINGS I

HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR 20

YEARS.

FOR 20 YEARS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

TELLING ME I SHOULD GO INTO

POLITICS.

I HAVEN'T FELT THAT PARTICULAR

CALLING YET.

HE WORKS IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT

WAYS.

IMPORTANT THING IS TO OPEN

PEOPLE'S EYES.

THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA.

THIS IS NOT SOME EUROPEAN-STYLE

COUNTRY.

THIS IS A PLACE WHERE FREEDOM OF

SPEECH, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IS

ONE OF THE PILLARS OF OUR

SOCIETY.

TO SEE THAT FULL INTERVIEW

WITH DR. CARSON, VISIT OUR

WEBSITE CBNNEWS.COM.

UP NEXT, BEAUTIFUL BUT NOT

EXACTLY SAFE, THE HIDDEN DANGER

BENEATH THE CASCADE MOUNTAIN

RANGE.

CASCADE MOUNTAINS HAVE

BREATHTAKING BEAUTY.

THEY ALSO COVER A CAULDRON OF

HOT MAGMA THAT COULD ERUPT AT

ANY TIME.

FOR 100 YEARS, SCIENTISTS HAVE

MONITORING VOLCANOS IN THE

UNITED STATES.

THEY ARE USING THE LATEST

TECHNOLOGY FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN

DANGER ZONE SAFE.

REPORTER: THE CASCADE

MOUNTAIN RANGE LINES UPPER HALF

OF U.S. WEST COAST, MOUNT RAIN

NEAR IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON'S

MOUNT HOOD REPRESENT AMERICA'S

GREATEST BEAUTY ON THE SURFACE,

THAT IS.

DESTRUCTIVE HOT MAGMA, THE

CASCADES ARE ALSO ACTIVE

VOLCANOS.

THEY WILL ERUPT AGAIN AND

PRESENT A REAL HAZARD TO THE

PEOPLE THAT LIVE NEARBY

REPORTER: THIS IS HOME TO

MOUNT ST. HELENS THAT EXPLODED

VIOLENTLY IN 1980.

TAKING THE LIVES OF 57 PEOPLE

CAUSING HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF

DOLLARS IN DAMAGE AND DESTROYED

EVERY LIVING THING WITHIN 230

SQUARE MILES.

MOUNT ST. HELENS IS THE MOST

ACTIVE VOLCANO IN CASCADES.

MASSIVE EXPLOSION PUT VOLCANO

MONITORING ON THE FAST TRACK.

THERE WAS ONLY ONE OBSERVATORY

IN THE ENTIRE U.S. YOEL LOW

STONE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA,

ALASKA, HAWAII AND HERE IN THE

CASCADES.

BECAUSE ST. HELENS CONTINUED

TO ERUPT ON AND OFF UNTIL 1986,

IT BECAME A LABORATORY FOR

SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS TO

DEVELOP NEW INSTRUMENTATION TO

DEVELOP THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE,

ALGORITHMS USED, AUTOMATICALLY

PROCESSED INCREASINGLY LARGE

AMOUNTS OF DATA WE WERE ABLE TO

BRING OFF THE VOLCANOS.

JOHN GAVE CBN NEWS THE 168

ACTIVE U.S. VOLCANOS OF WHICH

MORE THAN HALF ARE EXPLOSIVE.

LOOKING AT DATA IN REAL TIME

TO BUILD A MORE COMPREHENSIVE

VIEW OF WHAT VOLCANO IS DOING

REPORTER: THREE PRIMARY

SIGNS, HOW MUCH A VOLCANO IS

SHAKING BECAUSE OF EARTHQUAKES

OR VIBRATIONS DUE TO FLUID,

SWELLING OR CHANGING BECAUSE OF

MAGMA PUSHING ON ITS SIDES OR

THE GASES IT IS SENDING OUT.

VOLCANIC GASES DRIVE

ERUPTIONS.

TODAY'S EQUIPMENT IS MUCH

MORE SENSITIVE AND PORTABLE

ALLOWING IT TO GO WHERE PEOPLE

CANNOT.

TAKE FOR INSTANCE THE SPIDER.

WE SET IT TO GET IT CLOSE TO

A VOLCANO WHERE WE HAVE A HIGH

SIGNAL WITHOUT ALL THE NOISE

FROM TOWNS.

THAT NOISE GETS CLOSER AS THE

PICTURESQUE SCENERY LURES NEW

RESIDENTS LEADING TO TOWNS AND

POPULATION CENTERS.

IN THE CASCADES AS A WHOLE,

WE WORRY ABOUT MOUNT RAINIER

BECAUSE OF THE VALLEYS ON THE

WEST SIDE.

LOOK AT THE HOMES ON THE BASE

OF MOUNT RAINIER IF YOU THINK

THEY ARE SAFE, THINK AGAIN.

AN ERUPTION CAN SEND ROCK, SAND

AND WATER DOWN THE MOUNTAIN

DESTROYING EVERYTHING.

HE LEAVES THIS MASSIVE BOLDER

WAS SEND HERE AFTER HIS LAST

ERUPTED AROUND 200 YEARS AGO

JUST ACROSS THE STREET, A

POPULATION CENTER.

LOCKHART INTERPRETS THIS AS A

WARNING WHAT HAPPENED IN THE

PAST CAN HAPPEN AGAIN.

I DIDN'T SEE THE ERUPTION OF

ST. HELENS IN 1980 BUT DID IN

PHILIPPINES IN 1991.

IT IS LIKE HAVING A HOLE BLOWN

IN YOUR WORLD.

SO MUCH BIGGER AND FASTER THAN

ANYTHING I HAD EVER SEEN.

I AM HERE IN THE TOWN OF

GOVERNMENT CAMP FIVE MILES FROM

THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT HOOD.

WHEN SCIENTISTS DETERMINE THE

RISK OF A PARTICULAR AREA, THEY

CONSIDER DEVELOPMENTS LIKE THIS

WHICH ARE SO CLOSE TO THE

MOUNTAIN.

SOME OF THE HIGHEST THREAT

VOLCANOS IN THE UNITED STATES

THAT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY

PEOPLE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

NEARBY.

THAT ACCORDING TO YORK PUTS

THE PRESSURE ON FOR GREATER

ACCURACY AND PREDICTIONS AND

IMPROVED MONITORING TECHNOLOGY.

SCIENTISTS URGE RESIDENTS TO

CONSIDER HAZARD HAZARD EVEN

HIDDEN ONES, MARK MARTIN, CBN

NEWS, THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

UP NEXT, HOW ALASKAN INMATES

HELP MEMBERS OF THE IDIDEROD

RACE FINISH STRONG.

SO WHAT HAPPENS TO SLED DOGS

AFTER A THOUSAND MILE IDITAROD

RACE?

IN ALASKA THEY ARE SENT AWAY FOR

REST AND RELAXATION.

INMATES CARE FOR THE DOGS TOO

INJURED OR TIRED TO FINISH

GIVING THEM FOOD, WATER AND

ATTENTIO

ATTENTION.

IT IS COOL TO HAVE AN

EXPERIENCE TO GIVE BACK.

A LOT OF US HAVE GUILT AND SHAME

FOR MAYBE BEING HERE.

IT IS COOL TO HAVE STUFF LIKE

THIS TO HELP GIVE BACK TO THE

COMMUNITY WE MIGHT HAVE TAKEN

FROM AT ONE POINT IN TIME.

PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO COME HERE

AND PICK THEM UP

REPORTER: MOST OF THE DOGS

STAY A DAY OR TOO UNTIL THEIR

MUSHER CAN PICK THEM UP.

AREN'T THEY SWEET?

THAT IS ALL FOR THIS EDITION OF

"NEWSWATCH."

THANKS FOR JOINING US, WE HOPE

YOU'LL JOIN US AGAIN TOMORROW,

HAVE A GREAT EVENING EVERYONE.

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