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Callista Gingrich being considered for Vatican ambassador: report

Callista Gingrich being considered for Vatican ambassador: report

Callista Gingrich, the wife of former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), is being considered for the post of ambassador to the Vatican in President Trump’s administration, according to the New York Times.

The former House Speaker acknowledged in a phone interview with the Times that Callista Gingrich is under consideration, but wouldn’t elaborate further on the decision.

Newt Gingrich was a close ally of Trump's during the campaign but reportedly decided against being considered for a Cabinet or administration role.

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Another candidate being considered for Vatican ambassador is businessman William Simon Jr., according to the Times. He unsuccessfully ran for governor of California and is a friend to Trump ally and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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

She is the third wife of the Georgia Republican, who has been divorced twice. 

Following their marriage in 2000, the former Speaker began attending church services nearly every week to watch his wife perform in a choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., according to NPR.

He converted to Catholicism in 2009.