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Christian World News: March 15, 2013

On Christian World News, March 15: Imprisoned pastor's wife says she’s disappointed in the US government, Americans warned: homeschoolers stripped of rights, and Libyan militias torch Benghazi church, and more. Read Transcript


TODAY ON "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS" THE NEW POPE COMES FROM

THE NEW WORLD.

WHAT THE SELECTION OF A

ARGENTINAIAN POPE MEANS.

CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS SUFFER

UNDER THE RULE OF RADICAL

ISLAMISTS.

HOW ONE CHURCH CRIED FOR HELP.

IS THERE A RIGHT TO HOME SCHOOL.

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS

NO.

HOW THAT STAND COULD AFFECT THIS

FAMILY AND YOURS.

SOUTH AMERICA CELEBRATES

SELECTION OF ARGENTINA'S JORGE

BERGOGLIO TO LEAD THE ROMAN

CATHOLIC CHURCH.

WELCOME TO "CHRISTIAN WORLD

NEWS." GEORGE THOMAS AND WENDY

GRIFFITH ARE ON ASSIGNMENT.

NOW THAT THE SHOCK IS OVER,

THERE IS A FEELING POPE FRANCIS

WILL PUT HIS UNIQUE STAMP ON THE

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS OUR REPORT

FROM ROME

REPORTER: CEREMONY WAS SIMPLE

AND BRIEF WHEN POPE FRANCIS MET

THE THOUSANDS GATHERED IN ST.

PETER'S SQUARE AND THE REST OF

THE WORLD.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE HAVE LEFT ST.

PETER'S SQUARE.

FOR THE MANY WHO RUSHED HERE

AFTER SEEING THE WHITE SMOKE

COMING FROM THE SISTINE CHAPEL,

IT WAS UNFORGETABLE.

IT WAS FANTASTIC.

PEOPLE FLOCKED TO THE PIAZZA.

IT WAS AMAZING.

I WAS ABSOLUTELY THRILLED,

EXCITED.

JUMPING FOR JOY.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, FOR ME, I

AM HERE FOR THE MOMENT.

TO LIVE IN THE MOMENT.

THERE WERE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

SOMETHING I COULDN'T MISS.

REPORTER: IT WAS THE CHOICE

OF THE NAME FRANCIS THAT STRUCK

MANY CATHOLICS.

ASHLEY MCGUIRE WITH THE CATHOLIC

ASSOCIATION.

IT COULDN'T SEND A MORE CLEAR

SIGNAL, FRANCE IS KNOWN FOR

REFORMING THE CHURCH AND A

SIMPLE MAN OF HUMILITY.

TWO IMMEDIATE CLEAR SIGNALS

ABOUT WHAT KIND OF PAPACY POPE

FRANCIS WANTS TO HAVE

REPORTER: HE HAS ESTABLISHED

A SIMPLE LIFE.

WHEN HE WAS ELEVATED TO

CARDINAL, OPTED NOT TO LIVE IN

CARDINAL'S PALACE, BUT A HUMBLE

APARTMENT.

COOKS HIS OWN MEALS.

THERE WAS A PICTURE OF HIM

TENDING RIDING A BUS TO WORK

CRAMMED IN WITH ALL THE PEOPLE.

NEW

REPORTER: ONE THOUGHT ABOUT

THE STORY OF FRANCES OF ASSISI.

CHRIST SAID FRANCIS, GO AND

REBUILD MY CHURCH.

I THOUGHT OF THAT YESTERDAY WHEN

THEY SAID HIS NAME IS 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 INCLUDING

EVERYBODY, RICH TO POOR.

ALL.

POPE FRANCIS WANTS TO

COMMUNICATE AND WANTS US TO

SHARE WITH THE NEWS.

REPORTER: VATICAN CITY, ROME.

JOINING US IS DR. CORNELIUS

BECKER.

A PROFESSOR AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY.

DR. BECKER THIS IS SOMEONE WOUT

SIDE EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

THE CHURCH IS GROWING THE

FASTEST, DANGER DO YOU THINK

THAT PLAYED A ROLE?

IT WAS QUITE A SURPRISE.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

TO REMEMBER, THEY THOSE SOMEBODY

NOT LIVING IN THE VATICAN.

THEY CHOSE AN OUTSIDER.

THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO

REENERGIZE THE FAITHFUL IN

EUROPE AND SOUTH AMERICA.

REPORTER: AS CHRIS MITCHELL

POINTED OUT, THEY CHOSE A MAN

THAT HAS A SIMPLE LIFE STYLE.

WE ASKED LUIS PALOU FOR HIS

IMPRESSION?

HE IS A GREAT FRIEND OF THE

EVANGELICALS.

TREMENDOUS FRIEND OF THE

EVANGELICALS.

JESUS CHRIST THE LORD OF SAVIOR,

I SAY THAT BECAUSE THE WAY HE

PRAYED IS THE PRAYER OF A CHILD

OF GOD SPEAKING TO HIS HEAVENLY

FATHER.

DR. BECKER, ARE YOU SURPRISED

TO HEAR THOSE COMMENTS?

SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE VAST

DIFFERENCE WHEN IT COMES TO THE

ISSUE OF JUSTIFICATION OF FAITH

ALONE, CHRIST ALONE?

IN THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS

RESURGENCE INTO THE CATHOLIC

CHURCH, SALVATION ONLY COMES BY

FAITH.

THE FOLKS I HAVE SPOKEN TO SAID

IN DEED THIS IS WHAT HE

BELIEVES.

DO YOU SENSE THE ROMAN

CATHOLIC CHURCH MAY MAKE THAT

CHANGE OFFICIALLY?

POSSIBLY.

IT MIGHT INDICATE THIS IS

SOMETHING WE MIGHT SEE DOWN THE

LINE.

THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER FOLKS

WONDERING ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS

WITH REGARDS TO THE CONTROVERSY

THAT HAS ENVELOPED THE CHURCH,

WITH REGARDS TO SEXUAL ABUSE.

I HAVE HIGH HOPES.

I THOUGHT THE NEW POPE WOULD BE

SOMEBODY WITH A MANAGING

BACKGROUND.

THEY CHOSE A MINISTER.

YOU SORT THIS OUT THROUGH HOLY

LOVING, THROUGH AN EXAMPLE.

THIS MIGHT BE A WAY HE CLEANS

THE HOUSE.

A LOT OF FOLKS THOUGHT THE

CARDINALS WILL SELECT A YOUNGER

POPE.

HE IS 76 YEARS OLD.

ONLY HAS ONE LUNG WE ARE TOLD.

DOES THAT SURPRISE YOU?

IT DID SURPRISE ME.

IN THE CONCLAVE AND MIND OF THE

CARDINALS.

MAYBE THEY ARE PREFERRING A

SHORTER TENURE.

WE MIGHT SEE A SHORTER RULE

HERE.

WOMEN IN THE CHURCH ARE

CALLING FOR A GREATER ROLE FOR

WOMEN.

DO YOU SENSE ROMAN CATHOLICS

WILL REVISIT THAT ISSUE?

I DON'T THINK SO.

CURRENTLY ALL THE CARDINALS IN

THE CONCLAVE WERE CLEAR ABOUT

THE CONSERVATIVE STANCE.

JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ALONE

ASIDE HOW DO YOU LOOK FOR

EVANGELICALS AND CATHOLICS TO

WORK TOGETHER?

IN A WORLD OF INCREASING

SECULARIZING, WE NEED TO STAND

UP AND BE CLEAR ABOUT THE

MESSAGE OF THE LORD JESUS

CHRIST.

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS

FRANCIS WAS A REFORMER OF SORTS.

TRUTH FAITH IN CHRIST.

WHAT SIGNIFICANCE DO YOU

PLACE ON HIM SELECTING FRANCIS

AS A NAME.

FIRST JESUIT AS WELL.

WE WERE SURPRISED HE CHOSE

FRANCIS.

THAT LITTLE CLIP WE SAW, THIS IS

A REFORM.

GO REBIRTH MY CHURCH.

WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM

YOUR HOME COUNTRY IN SOUTH

AFRICA?

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS NOT

THAT LARGE.

THE FACT IT IS FROM THE SOUTHERN

HEMISPHERE MIGHT REENERGIZE.

DR. BECKER, THANK YOU FOR

PROVIDING YOUR INSIGHTS.

IT IS A JOY.

COMING UP, CHRISTIANS CRY OUT

FOR HELP IN THE MIDDLE OF A WAR.

HEAR HOW GOD ANSWERED THEIR

PRAYER.

AN EGYPTIAN CHRISTIAN HELD IN

A LIBYAN JAIL HAS DIED.

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS REPORTS HE

WAS DETAINED SIMPLY FOR

SPREADING THE GOSPEL.

AKEEM SUFFERED FROM ASTHMA AND

OTHER AILMENTS.

HE HAD BEEN SENT TO THE HOSPITAL

WITH CHEST PAINS AND BREATHING

PROBLEMS.

HE RETURNED TO PRISON AND

EXPERIENCED SHORTNESS OF BREATH,

FELL DOWN, HIT HIS HEAD AND

DIED.

MORE BAD NEWS FOR CHRISTIANS IN

LIBYA.

WITNESSES SAY UNIDENTIFIED

ATTACKERS SET A BENGHAZI CHURCH

ON FIRE.

SECURITY OFFICIAL SAYS FORCES

STOPPED THE ATTACKERS BEFORE

THEY COULD DO MORE DAMAGE.

ONLY WEEK AFTER THEY ABUSED

CHRISTIANS FOR SPREAD THING

GOSPEL.

AL-QAEDA IS ON THE RISE IN NORTH

AFRICA.

IN THE BULL'S EYE IS COUNTRY OF

MALI.

GARY LANE TRAVELED TO THE TOWN

OF DIABOLI.

REPORTER: FOR MORE THAN A

YEAR GOVERNMENT TROOPS HAVE

FIGHT IN MALI.

75-YEAR-OLD VILLAGER DESCRIBES

HOW REBEL GUN FIRE FRIGHTENED

HIM.

HE HAS NEVER SXEERNS EE EE EED

EXPERIENCED SUCH TERROR.

THEY STARTED SELLING DRUGS.

AND TRAIN THEM TO BE GOOD

DRUG DEALERS.

DO YOU LIKE SHARIA LAW?

DO YOU WANT THEM TO CUT OFF

HANDS WHEN SOMEBODY TAKES

SOMETHING?

CUT OFF THEIR HANDS, NO.

THAT IS NOT KORANIC LAW

REPORTER: WHEN THE FRENCH

LIBERATED THEM, THEY WERE

THANKFUL.

THEY HAVE TRAUMATIC STORIES TO

TELL.

THIS MAN SAYS THEY BEAT HIM AND

CARRIED HIM AWAY ON STICKS LIKE

THEY WERE GOING TO BARBECUE

MEAT.

REBELS SHOT AND KILLED HIS

YOUNGER BROTHER.

THEY SHOWED US THE STORAGE ROOM

WHERE HE BURIED HIM.

HIS FAMILY STILL MOURNS

INCLUDING THE YOUNG CHILDREN

WILL NOT GROW UP WITHOUT A

FATHER.

THESE TWO GIRLS REMEMBER YOUNGER

BROTHER AMADU.

FAMILY MEMBERS TELL US WHAT

HAPPENED.

[ FOREIGN SPEAKING ] AT 6:30

A.M. AFTER BREAKFAST, GUN FIRE,

THEN GRENADES SMASHED THROUGH

OUR FENCE SHATTERED THE BATHROOM

DOOR.

AMADU WAS SLEEPING.

THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT OF THE

ROCKET.

IT CAME THROUGH AND SHRAPNEL

KILLED THE LITTLE BOY.

THE AUNT SAYS GOLD OR

DIAMONDS CAN'T REPLACE HIS LIFE.

HE WAS A LOVELY BOY, QUIET

AND RESPECTFUL.

HE WOULD COME TO ME EVERY

MORNING AND SAY GOOD MORNING

AUNTIE.

IN MY MIND I STILL SEE HIM

PLAYING SOCCER WITH FRIENDS.

I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM.

REPORTER: HELP HAS COME AS

THEY STRUGGLED TO OVERCOME

AFFECTS OF CIVIL WAR.

CBN'S ORPHAN'S PROMISE BROUGHT

RICE AND MOSQUITO NETS FOR THOSE

WITH DAMAGED HOMES.

ALL OF THEM EXPRESS THEIR

GRATITU

GRATITUDE.

WHEN I HEARD YOU CAME TO HELP

US, I CRIED.

MANY PEOPLE HAVE COME TO HEAR

ABOUT OUR LOSS.

YOU ARE THE FIRST TO BRING FOOD

TO HELP

REPORTER: GOD HAS ALSO

ANSWERED CRIES OF DESPERATION.

PASTOR JOHN SAID THEY STARTED

PRAYING NON STOP WHEN THE REBELS

FIRST ARRIVED.

THEY KNEW THE ISLAMIST TARGETED

CHRISTIANS IN CITIES.

ALL THE MEMBERS OF THIS

CHURCH WERE SPARED AND NOTHING

HAPPENED TO THEM.

GOD CARES FOR HIS CHILDREN.

NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, WE WILL

TRUST IN HIM.

MALIANS ARE IN DESPERATE NEED

OF HELP BUT TRUSTING GOD FOR

PROTECTION AND PROVISION AS THEY

REBUILD THEIR LIVES.

GARY LANE, CBN NEWS, MALI.

WE PRAY FOR THEM AS THEY

REBUILD LIVES.

WIFE'S PASSIONATE PLEA FOR

SAFETY BRINGS TEARS TO A PACKED

HEARING IN THE CAPITOL.

NEGHMEH ABEDINI IS ASKING

CONGRESS TO PLACE PRESSURE ON

THE STATE DEPARTMENT AND OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION TO HELP RELEASE

HER HUSBAND CHRISTIAN PASTOR

SAEED ABEDINI.

HE WAS ARRESTED LAST JULY DURING

A TRIP TO BUILD AN ORPHAN AGE.

SHE SAID HE WAS SKYPING WITH HER

AND TWO KIDS DAILY.

THAT ALL CHANGED WHEN HE WAS

TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

WE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE HE WAS

FOR A WEEK.

THEY KEPT SAYING MOMMY, CAN WE

HEAR HIS VOICE.

I COULDN'T EXPLAIN WHY THAT HE

WAS PHYSICALLY TAKEN TO PRISON.

THEY KEPT SAYING DOES DADDY NOT

LOVE US ANYMORE.

DOES DADDY NOT WANT TO HEAR OUR

VOICE ANYMORE?

I HAD TO TELL THEM DADDY WAS

IMPRISONED BECAUSE HE LOVES

JESUS.

REPORTER: PASTOR SAEED

ABEDINI IS A U.S. CITIZEN,

BEATEN IN PRISON AND INTERNAL

BLEEDING.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND

JUSTICE REPRESENTS THE ABEDINI

FAMILY AND COLLECTED A PETITION

WITH A HALF MILLION SIGNATURES

CALLING FOR HIS RELEASE.

CBN IS SENDING AID TO PEOPLE

THAT LOST THEIR HOMES.

THIS WAS THE SCENE AFTER

HUNDREDS OF RAMPAGING MUSLIMS

TORE THROUGHOUT CHRISTIAN

COMMUNITY DESTROYING 170 HOMES.

THE MOB WAS FUELLED BY THE

ARREST OF A CHRISTIAN MAN

ACCUSED OF BLASPHEMY ISLAM'S

PROPHET MOHAMMED.

MOST CHRISTIANS FLED THE HOME

BEFORE THE ATTACK.

THEY MARCHED IN THE STREETS OF

ISLAMA BAD.

IN PAKISTAN BLASPHEMY AGAINST

MOHAMMED CARRIES THE DEATH

PENALTY.

COMING UP, THIS FAMILY FLED

GERMANY TO THE U.S. SEEKING

FREEDOM TO HOME SCHOOL THEIR

CHILDREN.

NOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

SAYS THERE IS NO RIGHT TO HOME

SCHOOL.

WELCOME BACK, FIVE YEARS AGO

THE ROMIKA FAMILY FLED GERMANY

AND SOUGHT ASYLUM IN THE UNITED

STATES.

REASON, GERMANY DOESN'T ALLOW

FAMILYS TO HOME SCHOOL.

THEY WERE GRANTED ASYLUM BUT A

U.S. JUDGE.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO

DEPORT THEM BACK TO GERMANY AND

PERSECUTION.

DALE HURD REPORTERS

REPORTER: THIS FAMILY BEGAN

HOME SCHOOLING IN GERMANY

BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT THEIR

CHILDREN EXPOSED TO WITCHCRAFT

AND SEX EDUCATION, BOTH TAUGHT

IN SCHOOLS.

THEY WERE ENCOURAGED TO ASK

THE DEVIL TO HELP.

WE FOUND OUT WHAT IS IN THE

TEXTBOOKS.

EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE

BIBLE TELLS US AND TEACHES US.

WE WANTED TO PROTECT THEM.

REPORTER: HOME SCHOOLING

ILLEGAL IN GERMANY.

MANY HOME SCHOOLING PARENTS

PERSECUTED, FINES, JAIL OR LOSS

OF THEIR CHILDREN.

MOST HOME SCHOOLERS ARE LEFT

ALONE BY THE GOVERNMENT.

WHAT IF STATE AND FEDERAL

OFFICIALS STARTED TO MOVE

AGAINST HOME SCHOOLING.

IN THOSE NATIONS WHERE IT IS

ILLEGAL, HOME SCHOOLERS RISK

LOSING THEIR CHILDREN.

TWO OF THE WORST NATIONS ARE

GERMANY AND SWEDEN.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT IT

WOULD BE LIKE IF IT WAS BANNED

IN AMERICA IF IT WAS BANNED,

COME TO SWEDEN.

THIS FAMILY HAD TO TAKE THEIR

FAMILY TO FINLAND IN EXILE.

WE WERE FORCED OUT OF OUR

COUNTRY.

THAT MAKE AS STRONGER IMPACT

THAN I CAN IMAGINE.

THIS IS OUR COUNTRY.

NOW WE ARE PUSHED AWAY FROM IT.

SWEDEN IS THE TOUGHEST PLACES

TO HOME SCHOOL.

MICHAEL DONNELLY OF THE HOME

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.

PRESIDENT OF THE NORDIC

COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CALLS

IT A DICTATORSHIP WHERE SOCIAL

WORKERS TELL PARENTS WHAT TO DO.

THEY CLAIM TO BE A DEMOCRACY,

FAR FROM IT.

IT IS A DICTATORSHIP.

SOCIAL WORKERS DICTATING HOW YOU

LIVE.

EVERYONE IS TO BE UNIFORMED.

THEY WANT THE COOKIE CUTTER

CHILDREN.

THIS FAMILY LOST CUSTODY OF

SON DOMINIC BECAUSE OF HOME

SCHOOLING AND HIS HEALTH IS

FAMILY AND IT IS KILLING HIS

WIFE.

IF WE CAN'T FIX THIS SOON,

DOMINIC WILL NOT HAVE A MOTHER

ANYMORE.

RUSSIA IS ONE OF THE FREEST

NATIONS IN WHICH TO HOME SCHOOL.

FAMILY POLICY EXPERT.

WE HAVE COMPLETE FREEDOM OF

HOME EDUCATION.

THEY ARE CHAMPIONED OF HUMAN

RIGHTS IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA.

IT IS A GOOD EXAMPLE BUT FOR

GERMANY AND SWEDEN WHERE HOME

EDUCATORS ARE PERSECUTED.

GERMAN HOME SCHOOLER HAS BEEN

TAKEN TO COURT EVERY YEAR BY THE

YOUTH OFFICE.

THE YOUTH OFFICE AS SOON AS

THEY STEP IN, AS SOON AS THEY

GET HOLD OF YOU, YOU HAVE

PROBLEMS.

GERMAN HOME SCHOOLERS FAMILY

LOST CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILDREN.

ALTHOUGH THEY ARE STILL ALLOWED

TO LIVE WITH THEM.

HE EXPECTED TO GO TO JAIL.

HE WILL NEVER STOP HOME

SCHOOLING.

I AM NOT AFRAID.

IT IS ONLY SAD FOR MY FAMILY.

GO LAUGHING.

YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT, MY

CHILDREN DON'T GO TO SCHOOL.

IN AMERICA, A RED FLAG WENT

UP WHEN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

ARGUED HOME SCHOOL IS NOT A

FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT.

THE WHITE HOUSE CARES MORE ABOUT

RELATIONS WITH GERMANY THAN THE

RIGHTS OF A FAMILY AND ASYLUM

MIGHT OPEN A FLOOD GAIT OF

REFUGEES FROM GERMANY FURTHER

EMBARRASSING THE GERMAN

GOVERNMENT.

FIRST THEY WOULD FINE US WITH

INCREASINGLY HIGH FINES.

THEY WILL THREATEN US TO TAKE

AWAY CUSTODY.

THE MAIN THREAT, I THINK, IS

CUSTODY.

THEN CHILDREN ARE TAKEN AWAY

FROM YOU COMPLETELY.

I MEAN THAT IS NOT WHAT A FAMILY

WANTS.

THE FACT THAT THE WHITE HOUSE

WOULD BE WILLING TO DENY HOME

SCHOOLING TO HIS FAMILY SHOULD

MAKE AMERICAN HOME SCHOOLERS

CONCERNED.

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

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WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THIS WEEK MARKS TWO YEARS

AFTER A EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

DEVASTATED JAPAN.

CBN'S OPERATION BLESS IING GAVE

SIX CUSTOM MADE BOATS.

OB PROVIDED NEARLY 100 VESSELS

TO FISHERMAN AND MORE THAN

$600,000 WORTH OF SEAWEED AND

OYSTER CULTIVATION EQUIPMENT TO

HELP COMMUNITIES RECOVER.

THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT WEEK, GOOD-BYE AND

GOD BLESS YOU.

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