Just before President Trump leaves for Rome, he might nominate Callista Gingrich U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.
CNN.com has the story:
Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is the preferred nominee to be the next ambassador to the Vatican.
The White House hopes to announce her nomination before President Donald Trump meets with Pope Francis on May 24 in Rome.
The decision to nominate Gingrich has been made, but the announcement has taken longer than expected pending approval from the Office of Government Ethics, an administration official said.
The White House hopes to formally nominate Gingrich as soon as this week.
Gingrich is a devout Catholic, telling the Christian Broadcasting Network in a 2011 interview that she has “always been a very spiritual person.”
The Washington Examiner had this.
Newt Gingrich, who supported Trump during the presidential campaign and took himself out of the running for a Cabinet post, said in January that his wife was being considered for the ambassadorship.
Callista Gingrich told the Christian Broadcasting Network in 2011 that she has “always been a very spiritual person.”
“I start each day with a prayer, and pray throughout the day, because I am grateful for the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us,” she said.