Remarks by Callista L. Gingrich at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See 2018 Independence Day Celebration

Villa Richardson Rome, Italy July 3, 2018 Good evening. Let’s have a round of applause for our United States Marines and the Navy Maritime Winds Woodwind Quintet. I’d like to thank our many generous sponsors, whose support makes this evening possible. I’d also like to thank my team at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy ...
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Ambassador Hackett on the Tragic Death of Dutch priest Rev. Frans van der Lugt in Syria

“I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Father van der Lugt’s killing in Homs. He was a man of service and was dedicated to calling for a peaceful solution to the violence in Syria, his adopted homeland. Van der Lugt, like many other Catholic priests and nuns around the world, was on the ...
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Statement by John Podesta, Congressman Xavier Becerra, and Katie Beirne Fallon on the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

We are all honored to serve as the Presidential Delegation to the Holy See to celebrate the Canonization Mass of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II both opened the Church to the world in their own ways. They represent key parts of the Catholic faith—courage, ...
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U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Presents His Credentials to the Pope

Today, Ambassador Kenneth F. Hackett presented his credentials to Pope Francis and officially took over as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See.  In the presence of family, friends, and embassy staff, Ambassador Hackett greeted the Pope and expressed his excitement at taking on this new role. Ambassador Hackett was previously the President/CEO of Catholic ...
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