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Callista Gingrich Will Be Nominated as Ambassador to the Vatican

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista Gingrich walk to talk with media at Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in New York after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Carolyn Kaster/AP

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says he will nominate the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as his ambassador to the Vatican.

Callista Gingrich has been the president and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting company in Arlington, Virginia, since 2007.

She previously worked as a congressional aide in the House of Representatives and is president of The Gingrich Foundation, a charity organization.

She is Newt Gingrich’s third wife and he converted to Catholicism to marry her.

Ambassadors require Senate confirmation before assuming the role.

The announcement comes days before Trump arrives at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis.