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Pope Francis’s 2019 Address to Diplomatic Community

Ambassador Callista Gingrich was honored to attend Pope Francis’s annual New Year address to diplomats on January 7, 2019. Pope Francis stressed the importance of multilateral diplomacy, urged all countries to strengthen international institutions, and highlighted the Holy See’s policy priorities around the world.  Read the Pope’s speech in full below. _______________________ ADDRESS OF HIS ...
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Ambassador Gingrich and U.S. Marines Deliver Toys to Vatican Pediatric Hospital

In 1947 the United States Marine Corps started the time-honored “Toys for Tots” program, collecting and delivering toys to less fortunate children over the holiday season. In keeping with this tradition, Ambassador Callista Gingrich joined members of the Tri-Mission Italy U.S. Marine Detachment and the United Service Organizations (USO) to deliver toys to children at the ...
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President Trump signs bill to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, the President signed into law: H.R. 390, the “Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018,” which authorizes assistance to entities engaged in aiding individuals and communities in Iraq or Syria who are being, or are likely to be, targeted for genocide, crimes against humanity, or war crimes. ...
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