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Callista Gingrich nominated for Vatican ambassador

Callista Gingrich nominated for Vatican ambassador
Posted at 9:02 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 18:01:32-04

(CNN) - The wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the top pick to be the next ambassador to the Vatican.

A devout Catholic, Callista Gingrich has spoken openly about her faith.

She told the Christian Broadcasting Network, she has "always been a very spiritual person."

The White House plans to formally announce Gingrich's nomination before President Donald Trump meets with Pope Francis in Rome next week.

Her husband, who decided against a White House cabinet post, has said in the past he would be "very excited" if she were offered the position.

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