Callista Gingrich set to be ambassador to Vatican

Callista Gingrich could be named Vatican ambassador this week report

President Trump will reportedly name Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as USA ambassador to the Holy See, before the president's meeting with Pope Francis later this month. The process has taken longer than usual because an approval from the Office of Government Ethics is still now pending, according to CNN.

Mrs. Gingrich's husband is an ally of the president, supporting his run during the campaign.

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One source told the Times that Gingrich threatened to withdraw her name from consideration because the vetting process has been slow, the report said.

"What they ought to do is get out of all this junk, they ought to focus on the big goals, they ought to report to the nation on the big goals, ignore all these reporters, close down the press room, send the reporters off [to Starbucks]", Gingrich said on Fox News's Hannity.

Gingrich is a devout Catholic, telling the Christian Broadcasting Network in a 2011 interview that she has "always been a very spiritual person".

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"White House briefings and press conferences provide substantive and symbolic opportunities for journalists to pose questions to officials at the highest levels of the USA government", the statement from WHCA President Jeff Mason said. The two began an affair that Callista later said she regrets, according to Heavy.com. The pair divorced in 1999 and he married Callista in 2000, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Formerly Callista Bisek, she met Newt Gingrich, who later converted to Catholicism, in 1993 when she was a congressional aide. Earlier this year, Newt Gingrich confirmed his wife was in the running for the job.

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