U.S. Congressional Delegation Meets Holy See Foreign Minister

The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See welcomed a congressional delegation July 31-August 1 from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, led by Chairman Frank Pallone and Ranking Member Greg Walden. The delegation included Father Patrick J. Conroy, Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Ambassador Gingrich was pleased to join the delegation at ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Reception in honor of Archbishop Gregory and Archbishop Byrnes

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Reception in Honor of Archbishop Gregory and Archbishop ByrnesJune 28, 2019Rome, Italy Good afternoon and welcome to Villa Richardson! Thank you for joining us as we honor Their Excellencies, Archbishop Wilton Gregory and Archbishop Michael Byrnes, as they receive the Pallium from His Holiness, Pope Francis. The symbolism of the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Screening of “The Divine Plan: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Dramatic End of the Cold War.”

The White House Washington D.C June 21, 2019  Good evening.  I’d like to thank Joseph Grogan for the opportunity to be with you. I’d also like to thank and congratulate Robert Orlando for creating this wonderful documentary film! As a Polish American, a lifelong Catholic, a filmmaker, and the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, ...
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Statement by Ambassador Gingrich on 2019 Trafficking in Persons Hero Sister Gabriella Bottani

Statement by Ambassador Callista Gingrich on 2019 Trafficking in Persons Hero Sister Gabriella Bottani On behalf of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, I congratulate Sister Gabriella Bottani upon being honored as a 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Hero. Each year the U.S. Department of State produces the TIP Report, assessing the efforts ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Reception in Honor of the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Reception in Honor of the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Rome, Italy May 10, 2019 Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and friends – good morning and welcome to Villa Richardson! Today we’re gathered to honor the Choir of the Basilica of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a 35th Anniversary Choir Concert

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a 35th Anniversary Choir Concert Rome, Italy May 8, 2019 Your Eminence, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and friends – good evening and welcome! I’d like to thank Father Serra, the Rector of the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva for the opportunity to be here this evening. I’d also like ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the Symposium, “Stand Together to Defend International Religious Freedom”

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the “Stand Together to Defend International Religious Freedom” Symposium Rome, Italy April 3, 2019 As Delivered: Good morning.  Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and friends – welcome to the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See! I’m delighted to see so many of you here today, who are committed to advancing and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Reception in Honor of the Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Society

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich to the Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Society Rome, Italy April 2, 2019 As Delivered: Good evening and welcome to Villa Richardson. Tonight we’re gathered to honor the Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Society. Newt and I are so pleased to have you here, and to pay tribute to the memory of Monsignor ...
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US envoy to Vatican says China must be ‘called out’ on religious freedom

(published on cruxnow.com on April 2, 2019) US envoy to Vatican says China must be ‘called out’ on religious freedom ROME – Perhaps illustrating part of the logic for a new “ministerial” on religious freedom, meaning a gathering of government representatives at the minister’s level to be hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...
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Ambassador Gingrich Visits Vatican Observatory

Ambassador Gingrich visited the Vatican Observatory on March 25 and met with Observatory Director, Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., and Vice-Director Fr. Paul Mueller, S.J.  The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world.  The first one was built inside Vatican City in 1587 and then moved to its current location in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at a Reception in Honor of the Vatican Press Corps

Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich’s Remarks at a Reception in Honor of the Vatican Press Corps Villa Richardson Wednesday, March 20, 2019 As Delivered:  Good evening and welcome to Villa Richardson! Tonight we’re gathered to honor our friends in the Vatican Press Corps. I’ve been fortunate to get to know many of you since arriving in ...
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Ambassador Gingrich’s Letter to Pope Francis on the Sixth Anniversary of His Election

Your Holiness, It is my honor and privilege to congratulate you upon the sixth anniversary of your election to the papacy. The enduring bond between the United States and the Holy See is strengthened by your message of compassion and faith, which is a source of inspiration for millions of Americans. This year marks the ...
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Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks at a Reception in Honor of International Women’s Day

Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks at a Reception in Honor of International Women’s Day Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (as prepared for delivery) Good evening and welcome to Villa Richardson. Tonight we celebrate the great advancements made by women and girls around the world, and reflect upon the challenges that still remain. Throughout history we’ve learned that nations ...
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Sister Orla Treacy Receives International Woman of Courage Award

March 7, 2019 Now in its 13th year, the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award recognizes women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk and sacrifice.  Since the inception of this award ...
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Ambassador Gingrich’s statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush

Newt and I join a grateful nation in mourning the loss of a true American patriot and statesman, President George H.W. Bush.  President Bush led a lifetime of unwavering service and devotion to faith, family, and country.  He inspired generations of Americans to view public service as a noble calling, and the United States as ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at Tri-Mission’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference

Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at Tri-Mission’s 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference Rome, Italy November 14, 2018 Good afternoon. I’d like to thank Kelly Degnan, Jillian Itharat, and Cassandra Hamblin for organizing this conference and for the opportunity to be with you. I would also like to thank Ambassador Eisenberg for his thoughtful remarks and participation today. ...
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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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Ambassador Gingrich’s Remarks to Participants of the Vatican Water Conference

Rome, Italy November 7, 2018 Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and friends – welcome to Villa Richardson! I’d like to thank our Vatican partners for being here this evening, and for organizing tomorrow’s important conference on clean water. I’d also like to acknowledge our diplomatic colleagues from France, Italy, Monaco, and Peru for helping make this ...
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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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