Callista Gingrich, wife of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, has just been confirmed to be the new U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Gingrich is a lifelong Catholic and sings in the choir at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
JUST IN: US Senate approves Callista Gingrich, lifelong Catholic and wife of Newt Gingrich, as US amb. to the Holy See at the Vatican. pic.twitter.com/zxfgELKqy4— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) October 16, 2017
The Senate voted to confirm her with a vote of 70-23.
NEW: Senate voted 70 -23 to confirm Callista Gingrich as the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican.— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 16, 2017
It was first reported that Mrs. Gingrich had been selected as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See back in May.
The Holy See is located in the Vatican City. For an easier explanation as to what exactly this means, check out this video:
Congratulations to the Gingriches!