Newt Gingrich promotes Pope documentary

Newt_gingrich_boffo WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich – a recent convert to Catholicism – is in Poland promoting a documentary he co-produced on Pope John Paul II's role in defeating communism.

Gingrich, a Republican, is preaching to the converted: the Polish-born pope is revered, and Poles credit him with inspiring the struggle that eventually helped bring down the Soviet-backed communists in eastern Europe.

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