Ambassador Gingrich’s Statement on Constitution Day 2020

Statement by Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich Constitution Day September 17, 2020 Constitution Day celebrates a key moment in the history of the United States of America. Two hundred and thirty-three years ago, the Framers of our Constitution met in Philadelphia and set the United States of America on a bold journey that would change the ...
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Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks at 9/11 Memorial Service Hosted by the Community of Sant’Egidio

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich 9/11 Memorial Service Hosted by the Community of Sant’Egidio Rome, Italy September 11, 2020 Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and friends — good evening! I’d like to thank the Community of Sant’Egidio and Archbishop Paglia for this beautiful prayer service, and for the work that you do to promote global peace and ...
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Ambassador Gingrich’s welcome remarks at a “Conversation among Women of Faith on Human Dignity, Freedom and Care”

Ambassador Gingrich’s welcome remarks at a “Conversation among Women of Faith on Human Dignity, Freedom and Care” Rome, Italy August 31, 2020 Good afternoon. It’s an honor to welcome you to our discussion today. I’d like to thank Sister Gabriella Bottani and Sister Pat Murray, for organizing this virtual event. Today’s conversation is dedicated to ...
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June 23 Symposium: Women Religious on the Frontlines

On June 23, the U.S. and British Embassies to the Holy See will co-host “Women Religious on the Frontlines,” a virtual symposium highlighting the humanitarian work of women religious during the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow our symposium live on Facebook . More details about the speakers and schedule: EVENT PROGRAM    
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Ambassador Gingrich Receives Honor from the Vatican

June 18, 2020 Ambassador Gingrich received the title Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Pope Pius IX by Pope Francis, the highest distinction conferred by the Vatican on laypersons. The decoration was presented by Archbishop Edgar Peña Para, Substitute Secretary for general affairs in the Vatican Secretariat of State.
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Video: Ambassador Gingrich on the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint John Paul II

  Ambassador Gingrich on the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint John Paul II May 18, 2020 “Today, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth Saint John Paul II. Throughout his 26-year pontificate, Saint John Paul II worked tirelessly to defend freedom and human dignity. He was the most widely travelled Pope in history, ...
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Statement by Ambassador Gingrich on International Women’s Day

Statement by Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich on International Women’s Day March 8, 2020 On International Women’s Day, we pause to celebrate the many incredible contributions of women and girls who have changed the world and inspired the next generation of female leaders. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Reception in Honor of the Knights of Columbus

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Reception in Honor of the Knights of Columbus Villa Richardson Rome, Italy February 11, 2020 Your Eminence, Your Excellency, distinguished guests, Knights, and friends, good evening! Newt and I are honored to welcome you to Villa Richardson. First, I’d like to congratulate all of you as you celebrate 100 ...
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Vice President Pence’s Visit to Rome and Vatican City

Vice President Pence’s Visit to Rome and Vatican City January 28, 2020 Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence visited Rome and Vatican City on January 24, 2020. Their visit began with a private audience with Pope Francis, further illustrating the importance of America’s enduring diplomatic partnership with the Holy See. In an ...
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Vatican-U.S. Ties Benefit Humanity, Ambassador Says

Vatican-U.S. ties benefit humanity, ambassador says By Catholic News Service • Posted October 1, 2019 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Even if Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump have strong differences on the issue of migration, there are many other areas of common agreement where their joint efforts promote peace and human dignity, said the ...
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Ambassador Callista Gingrich on Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations

In a new video, Ambassador Gingrich previews the October 2 U.S.-Holy See Symposium “Pathways to Human Dignity: Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations”, and highlights the importance of working with faith-based organizations.
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Secretary Pompeo, Archbishop Gallagher to Launch U.S.-Vatican Symposium on Faith-Based Organizations

PRESS RELEASE September 28, 2019 For immediate release Secretary Pompeo, Archbishop Gallagher to Launch U.S.-Vatican Symposium on Faith-Based Organizations VATICAN CITY (September 28, 2019) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will join Holy See Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Gallagher on October 2, 2019, at a symposium in the Old Synod Hall in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at Jazz Diplomacy Concert

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Jazz Diplomacy Concert in Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and the Holy See Terrazza Caffarelli Rome, Italy September 25, 2019 As Delivered: Good evening! I am delighted to welcome you to an evening of jazz, featuring the Latona Jazz Quartet. Tonight’s concert ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich Reception in Honor of Talitha Kum

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich Reception in Honor of Talitha Kum Villa Richardson Rome, Italy September 23, 2019 As Delivered: Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends – good evening! Newt and I are so pleased to welcome you to Villa Richardson. We are gathered this evening to honor Talitha Kum upon the celebration of its ...
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Statement by Ambassador Gingrich upon the International General Assembly of Talitha Kum

Statement by Ambassador Gingrich upon the International General Assembly of Talitha Kum Rome, Italy September 21, 2019 On behalf of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, I congratulate Talitha Kum upon the celebration of its 10th anniversary and the convening of its first-ever International General Assembly this week in Rome. Since 2009, Talitha Kum, ...
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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 2019 Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the 2019 Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom July 17, 2019 U.S. Department of State Washington D.C. As Delivered: Good morning. On behalf of Secretary Pompeo, I’m delighted to welcome you to the Department of State for the second day of the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. It’s an honor to ...
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Op Ed: Nine Days that Sparked the U.S.-Holy See Partnership and Changed the World

Nine Days that Sparked the U.S.-Holy See Partnership and Changed the World (published in the National Catholic Register on June 7, 2019) By Callista L. Gingrich, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Forty years ago this week, Saint John Paul II returned to his native Poland as the newly elected Bishop of Rome.  It was the first time ...
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Statement by Ambassador Gingrich on Pope Francis’s Visit to Romania

STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR CALLISTA L. GINGRICH ON POPE FRANCIS’S VISIT TO ROMANIA June 3, 2019 On behalf of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, I congratulate His Holiness Pope Francis upon the conclusion of his May 31-June 2 apostolic pilgrimage to Romania, marking the 30th international visit of his pontificate. Pope Francis’s visit to ...
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Joint Release of the Co-chairs of the US Delegation to the March of the Living

On May 2 in Krakow, Poland, eight U.S. government officials will come together to lead, for the first time ever, an official delegation to the annual March of the Living at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps.  The three co-chairs of this delegation are U.S. Ambassadors to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher; to Israel David Friedman; and to Germany ...
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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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