Central Coast Catholics prepare for canonization of Junipero Serra

By | September 17, 2019


THIS IS ACTION NEWS EIGHT SUNRISE. DALE: GOOD TUESDAY MORNING. I AM DALE JULIN. BRIT: AND IM BRITTANY NIELSEN. [APPLAUSE] BRIT: POPE FRANCIS MAKING HISTORY AS HE TOUCHED DOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UNITED STATES. HE ARRIVED AT ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE IN MARYLAND YESTERDAY. THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST FAMILY, WERE THERE TO GREET HIM. HE’LL MAKE STOPS IN D.C., PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK. OVER THE NEXT SIX DAYS. OUR OWN DAN GREEN IS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WHERE THE POPE WILL CANONIZE FATHER JUNIPERO SERRA JUST A FEW DAN JOINS US LIVE FROM HOURS FROM NOW. WASHINGTON WHERE THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING. HELLO. DAN: BRITNEY, THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING. THIS WILL BE A VERY BIG DAY FOR POPE FRANCIS. MUCH OF THE ACTION WILL BE FOCUSED ON THE MASS FOR THE FATHER. WE FINAL PREPARATIONS BEING MADE YESTERDAY. THEY WERE DOING THE FINAL REHEARSALS. THOSE CONTINUE INTO THE NIGHT IN THE MORNING. AGAIN, THE LAST-MINUTE SECURITY SEATS WHERE THE FINAL PREPARATION ARE UNDERWAY EXPECT 25 THOUSAND TICKETHOLDERS TO BE ON HAND TO ATTEND THAT MASS. MUCH OF IT WILL BE IN SPANISH. THE ACTUAL CANONIZATION MASS WILL TAKE PLACE IN LATIN. IN THE MEANTIME, SECURITY HAS BEEN SIMPLY UNPRECEDENTED IN WASHINGTON. WE WILL HAVE EXTENSIVE SECURITY AT THE CANONIZATION MASS AS WELL. THAT IS WHERE THERE WILL BE METAL DETECTORS, TSA AGENTS, MUCH MUCH MORE. VERY SOLID SECURITY. IT HAS NOT STOPPED THE PILGRIMS FROM THE CENTRAL COAST WHO CAME TO BE A WITNESS TO HISTORY. WE GOT A CHANCE TO SIT DOWN AND TALK TO THEM. THEY ARE THRILLED. THEY SEE THIS IS A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE THE POPE. HE HAS SUCH POSITIVE THOUGHTS. HE IS REALLY MAKING A DIFFERENCE. I BELIEVE THAT POPE FRANCIS BEING FROM THE LATIN NATION, ARGENTINA, AND COMING FROM SPAIN, THEY HAVE THAT SAME GIFT OF TRY TO BRING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE TO OTHERS. THEY ARE BOTH VERY HUMBLE. DAN: AND THAT SPIRIT OF EVANGELIZATION WILL BE VERY MUCH THE THING TODAY. NOT ONLY AT THE BASILICA OF THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION WHERE THE MASS WILL TAKE PLACE, BUT ALSO AS HE MEETS WITH BISHOPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HE WILL DO SO AT THE CATHEDRAL OF THE APOSTLE SAINT MATTHEW. THAT IS WHERE THOSE PILGRIMS YOU MAY HAVE JUST SEEN WENT TO MASS YESTERDAY. TODAY HE WILL BE AT THAT CHURCH, HE WILL MEET WITH OFFICIALS LATER. HE WILL MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT. IT WILL DRIVE HIS POPE MOBILE AROUND . HE HAS EVER — VERY BUSY DAY LINED UP IN WASHINGTON. BACK TO YOU.

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