Religion, not politics, focus of Gingrich visit
POSTED: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 2:57am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 11:48am
Houston — Religion, not talk of presidential aspirations, was former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's theme during an appearance in Houston.
Gingrich and his wife, Callista, attended a Wednesday evening viewing of a documentary he co-produced on Pope John Paul II's role in defeating communism.
The documentary, "Nine Days that Changed the World," was released last year. Gingrich, a former Baptist, converted to Roman Catholicism in 2009.
The 67-year-old Republican didn't mention during the two-hour event plans to run for president.
However, Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler told The Associated Press Wednesday in Atlanta that Gingrich will begin raising money to test the feasibility of a presidential run.
The former Georgia congressman is to appear at a news conference in Atlanta on Thursday.