Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks at the Annual LES Thanksgiving Celebration

Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks at the Tri-Mission Locally Employed Staff Thanksgiving Celebration Rome, Italy November 20, 2019 Ambassador Eisenberg, Charge Harhigh, colleagues, and friends – Good afternoon! Thank you for joining us as we honor our locally employed staff during this Thanksgiving season. I would like to extend my gratitude to the CLO for organizing today’s …

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Ambassador Gingrich’s Keynote Remarks at the 244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Ambassador Gingrich’s Keynote Remarks at the 244th Marine Corps Birthday Ball Rome, Italy November 16, 2019 Thank you, Gunnery Sergeant Hancock. Ambassador Eisenberg, Ambassador Tom, distinguished guests, and Marines – good evening! Newt and I thank you for the opportunity to be with you as we celebrate the 244th birthday of the United States Marine …

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DCM Bono Affirms U.S. Support for Vatican Document on Human Fraternity

Jesuit General Curia Rome, Italy November 15, 2019 Thank you, Ambassador Pfirter and Cardinal Ayuso, for convening this important meeting. I bring greetings from Ambassador Gingrich and the United States of America. The United States praises the seminal and inspiring “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,” and its call to “bring …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Opening Remarks at First Meeting of Commission on Unalienable Rights

Remarks at First Meeting of Commission on Unalienable Rights SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE October 23, 2019 Good afternoon, everyone. I first want to thank Dr. Peter Berkowitz and my friend and mentor, Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon, for their leadership of the Commission, and all their hard work. You’ll hear from both of …

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Remarks by Secretary Pompeo at the Holy See Symposium on Working with Faith-Based Organizations: “Human Dignity and Faith in Free Societies”

Old Synod Hall, Apostolic Palace October 2, 2019 Vatican City Thank you, Ambassador Gingrich. Archbishop Gallagher, it’s great to be with you again. You brought the lamp over just a little bit closer. You always bring a little more light into my world. So thank you. Thank you for that. Your Excellencies, members of the …

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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the Symposium “Pathways to Achieving Human Dignity: Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations”

Old Synod Hall, Apostolic Palace Vatican City October 2, 2019   Secretary Pompeo, Archbishop Gallagher, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and friends – good morning and welcome! I’d like to thank His Eminence Cardinal Parolin, His Excellency Archbishop Gallagher, and the Holy See’s Secretariat of State for their partnership and support in making this symposium possible. …

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Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks at the National Shrine in Washington D.C.

Remarks by Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich at a Reception and Exhibit at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Washington D.C. September 11, 2019 As Delivered: Good evening.  Before I begin, I’d like to say a few words about this solemn day of remembrance. It’s been eighteen years since September 11, 2001.  …

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Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks to the Michigan and Georgia Patrons of the Vatican Museums

Remarks by Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich at a Reception in Honor of the Michigan and Georgia Chapters of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums Villa Richardson September 5, 2019 As Delivered: Good evening! Newt and I are so pleased to welcome you to Villa Richardson. Tonight we’re gathered to honor the Michigan …

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Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks to a Congressional Delegation Led by the Honorable Frank Pallone

Rome, Italy July 31, 2019 As Delivered: Good Evening! Chairman Pallone, Ranking Member Walden, Father Conroy, distinguished members, and friends, Newt and I are honored to welcome you to Villa Richardson. Your visit to the Vatican could not come at a more appropriate time.  Today, America’s diplomatic relationship with the Holy See is as strong …

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Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks at a 35th Anniversary Exhibit and Reception

Remarks by Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich at an Exhibition and Reception in Honor of the 35th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and the Holy See July 17, 2019 U.S. Diplomacy Center Washington D.C. As Delivered: Your Eminence, your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and friends. It is my honor to welcome you to this …

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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the “Women, Faith, and Culture” Seminar

  Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the “Women, Faith, and Culture” Seminar Rome, Italy November 14, 2018 Good morning.  I’d like to thank the International Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Education for the opportunity to be with you. I’d also like to thank Foreign Minister Milanesi for his thoughtful remarks, and the Italian Ministry of …

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Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks at the UN Meeting “Practical Solutions to Eradicate Human Trafficking”

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the Working Meeting “Practical Solutions to Eradicate Human Trafficking” United Nations Headquarters New York, NY November 9, 2018 (as prepared for delivery) Good morning.  I’d like to thank Ambassador Michel Veuthey and the Sovereign Order of Malta for the opportunity to be with you today. I would also like to thank …

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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the 243rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the 243rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball November 3, 2018 Rome, Italy Thank you, Gunnery Sergeant Hancock. Ambassador Eisenberg, Chargé Duffy, distinguished guests, and Marines – good evening!  Thank you for the opportunity to be with you as we celebrate the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Few American …

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The Power of Heroes in the Fight against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, is a global crime that deprives millions around the world of their human dignity and freedom. Its victims are often lured with false promises by people they trust – including family members – and are forced into prostitution, debt bondage, domestic servitude, and  other forms of modern slavery. Human trafficking also compromises national …

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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Reception Honoring the Synod of Bishops

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Callista L. Gingrich at a Reception Honoring the U.S. Delegation to the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Rome, Italy October 11, 2018 Your Eminences, your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and friends – welcome to Villa Richardson! Tonight we’re gathered to honor the U.S. delegation …

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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

(As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon.  I’d like to thank Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador Brownback for inviting me to speak on this important topic ahead of our panel. This discussion, examining the intersections between religious freedom and women’s rights, could not come at a more pressing time.

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U.S. Embassy offers Peacebuilding Training for Women Religious

The Embassy of the United States of America to the Holy See organized and sponsored a conflict prevention training at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum). The participants, women religious working in areas affected by conflict, focused on strategic planning, conflict analysis frameworks and problem solving in the search for peaceful resolutions to conflict. The highly interactive training on peacebuilding, …

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Secretary Kerry’s Remarks at Sant’Egidio’s Conference on Christians in the Middle East

Honorable and esteemed friends, while I cannot be present with you in person, I want to extend my warmest greetings and commend all of you — Sant’Egidio as the organizer and all the participants — for the important work you are doing here. Promoting religious freedom is a priority for President Obama and for me, …

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30th Anniversary: DCM Victoria Alvarado’s remarks at the American University of Rome

Good afternoon.  I’m pleased to be here today to launch our Embassy’s photo exhibit for the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Holy See relations.  I would like to thank Executive Vice President of AUR, Dr. Andrew Thompson, for his partnership with us on this event, and for hosting our exhibit so the students can learn more about …

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Chargé d’Affaires Remarks Sant’Egidio 9/11 Prayer Service Santa Maria in Trastevere Church

Good evening Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Ambassadors to the Holy See, friends, and guests. It is an honor to participate in this prayer service tonight.  As you know, today is the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania.    9/11 is a day that shook our country to its core, and …

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DCM Mesquita Remarks 30th Anniversary Photo Exhibit Launch at John Cabot University, March 11, 2014

Good afternoon.  I’m pleased to be here today to launch our Embassy’s photo exhibit for the 30th anniversary of U.S.-Holy See relations.  I would like to thank President Pavoncello for his partnership with us on this event, and for hosting our exhibit so the students at John Cabot can learn more about the history of …

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Remarks by His Excellency Archbishop Dominique Mamberti at the Celebration of 30 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Palazzo della Cancelleria Mr Ambassador, Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to extend my sincerest thanks to you, Mr Ambassador, for the kind invitation to speak on the occasion of the commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States of America and the Holy …

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