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As Callista Gingrich departs, she’s the new “COAT” in US/Vatican ties

Yesterday U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Callista Gingrich made her farewell visit to Pope Francis, marking the end of her term – and also cementing her case as the COAT, meaning the American envoy to the Vatican who faced the most vexing all-time challenge.

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On China, Vatican and US risk flawed assumptions about each other

Watching US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the Vatican this week play out, it seems possible that some of the obvious testiness over China is because both sides are making flawed assumptions about the other.

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