The Fierce Challenges Callista Gingrich Will Likely Face as Vatican Ambassador

The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports on Tuesday’s confirmation hearings for Callista Gingrich, President Trump’s selection for ambassador to the Vatican. Gingrich, the Catholic wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is unlike previous ambassadors in that she has access to the White House but is not a career politician or academic. Miguel Diaz, the ambassador to the Vatican during Obama’s first term, said, “Her challenge is going to be to bridge the clear differences between the Trump administration and Pope Francis’s vision.”

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