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Ambassador Gingrich’s Letter to Pope Francis on the Anniversary of His Election
March 13, 2020

Ambassador Gingrich and Pope Francis shaking hands

Your Holiness,

Congratulations upon the seventh anniversary of your election to the papacy.  Your transformational leadership and faithful ministry continue to inspire millions of Americans.

Over the years, the United States and the Holy See have worked together to address global challenges and to assist those most in need.  It is an honor and privilege to work with you and your colleagues at the Holy See to continue this great legacy.

Again, congratulations.  I respectfully ask for your blessing as we continue our work together.  Please know that you are in my prayers.


Callista L. Gingrich
U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See