Callista Gingrich likely to be US ambassador to the Vatican

Callista Gingrich

Callista Gingrich likely to be US ambassador to the Vatican

By Iacopo Scaramuzzi/ Vatican Radio

According to the US press, the choice of Newt Gingrich’s wife has already been taken. On May 24, the Pope’s audience with the US President.

Just a couple of days away from Pope Francis’ audience with President Donald Trump scheduled on May 24, the US press ensures Callista Gingrich as the next, likely to be, United States ambassador to the Holy See.

51-year-old Catholic Callista Louise Gingrich is president of the Gingrich Productions, a media editorial company, and has published, among other things, a series of best-seller books for children starring Ellis the elephant. US Congressional Officer, in 2000 she married Newt Gingrich, Republican President of the Senate at the time of Bill Clinton’s presidency and nominee for the Republican Primary for Presidential in 2012. Newt Gingrich, previously married twice, he converted from Protestantism to Catholicism in 2009.

Trump’s decision to appoint Callista Gingrich to the diplomatic headquarters on the Aventine Roman hill “has been made,” according to Cnn who first reported the news, and its formalization will come after the Washington Office of Government Ethics’ green light . Usually the appointment of an ambassador to the Vatican receives a prior diplomatic agreement of the Apostolic Palace. According to New York Times, Donald Trump, would have somewhat seriously confided that he did not mind the idea of appointing Callista Gingrich because this way her husband Newt, with whom the Us President had a swinging relationship, would have followed her to Rome.

If confirmed, Callista Gingrich would be the 11th US Ambassador to the Holy See since full diplomatic relations began, following Wiliam Wilson and Frank Shakespeare (Ronald Reagan), Thomas Patrick Meladay (George Bush senior), Raymond Flynn and Lindy Boggs (Bill Clinton), James Nicholson, Francis Rooney and Mary Ann Glendon (Gorge W. Bush), Miguel Diaz and Ken Hackett (Barack Obama).

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 22:34
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