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Ambassador Gingrich’s Letter to Pope Francis on the Sixth Anniversary of His Election
March 13, 2019

Ambassador Gingrich shakes hands with Pope Francis.

Your Holiness,

It is my honor and privilege to congratulate you upon the sixth anniversary of your election to the papacy.

The enduring bond between the United States and the Holy See is strengthened by your message of compassion and faith, which is a source of inspiration for millions of Americans.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Holy See.  Over the years, we have worked together to address global challenges and to assist those most in need. Our vital partnership, built on a foundation of trust, mutual respect, and moral leadership, has advanced liberty and human dignity on every continent.

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