Gingrich choice for Vatican envoy raises eyebrows

Newt and Callista Gingrich

ROME -- Callista Gingrich, wife of congressman about town Newt Gingrich is expected to be the next American ambassador to the Holy See despite some Catholic commentators’ concern about her husband’s colourful romantic past, diplomatic sources say.

 Newt Gingrich was one of Trump’s most vocal supporters during last year’s presidential campaign. Callista Gingrich (née Bisek) is a Catholic of Polish-Swiss ancestry who, after working in Congress and marrying Newt, went on to host a number of documentaries as part of Gingrich Productions, including the film Nine Days That Changed the World — a tribute to the role Pope St. John Paul II played in the fall of Communism in Europe and in the rise of the Solidarity movement.

 Mr. Gingrich came under fire in the past for what was seen as hypocrisy for relentlessly pursing President  Bill Clinton for his sexual pecadilloes while carrying on an affair of his own with his future third wife and the future expected ambassador to the Holy See.

 In 1993, while still married to (his second wife), Marianne, Gingrich began an affair with House of Representatives staffer Callista Bisek, more than two decades his junior, according to Wikipedia.

 Newt had handed his first wife divorce papers while the woman was still in the hospital, recovering from cancer, according to Wikipedia.