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Ambassador Gingrich Returns Letter by Christopher Columbus to the Vatican

Good morning.  I would like to thank His Excellency Archbishop Bruguès and Monsignor Pasini for hosting us today. I would also like to acknowledge Homeland Security Investigation’s Rome Attaché, Armando Astorga, Investigator, Mario Coppola, HSI Special Agent, Brian Jones, and Special Agent, Mark Olexa, for their impressive work on this investigation. Special thanks to our ...
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Ambassador Gingrich and Archbishop Shevchuk on Religious Freedom In Ukraine

Good morning.  Welcome to the United States Embassy to the Holy See – we’re delighted to have you here. I’d like to thank His Beatitude Major Archbishop Shevchuk for traveling to Rome to share his thoughts with us on religious freedom in Ukraine. I would also like to thank Their Excellencies Archbishop Tomasi and Archbishop ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Callista L. Gingrich at the “Life Across the Occupation Line in Georgia” Exhibition

"Thank you.  It is a pleasure to be with you as we open this important photo exhibition. Georgia and the United States have shared a special bond of friendship for more than a quarter century, based on common values and shared interests.  The United States, under the leadership of President Trump, steadfastly supports Georgia’s sovereignty ...
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Ambassador Gingrich: U.S. Embassy Works with Vatican to Promote Religious Liberty for All

By Callista L. Gingrich   Persecution, violence, and discrimination are daily realities for millions of believers in nearly every region of the world. Their human rights are limited or restricted entirely. Religious understanding and tolerance are bulwarks against the forces of extremism — they are the necessary foundations of peace and security around the world. ...
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