March 13, 2018
It is a great pleasure and privilege to congratulate you upon the fifth anniversary of your pontificate.
Millions of Americans have been inspired by your extraordinary humility and compassion for the most vulnerable and marginalized among us. Your enduring love for the less fortunate is to be admired and emulated. I am motivated by your example to do all that I can to help combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
The United States and the Holy See have enjoyed centuries of friendship and collaboration, solidified through our shared pursuit of advancing human dignity and peace. I look forward to strengthening our partnership in the years ahead , and respectfully ask for your blessing as we work to seek solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Again, congratulations! Please know that you are in my prayers.
Callista L. Gingrich
U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See