Melania Trump Comes Out — As a Catholic

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Slovenia, where First Lady Melania Trump comes from, is a Catholic society. But Melania’s father was a Communist, so she wasn’t publicly baptized, and she didn’t receive her First Holy Communion at the same time as other children in her neighborhood.

Something about watching her with the Pope, especially when she asked him to bless her rosary beads, made me suddenly wonder: Is she Catholic?

Apparently I was not the only one who wondered. Melania’s spokesperson has confirmed to the Daily Mail she is indeed a Catholic.

How, why, and when? The private First Lady added no details. She would be only the second Catholic first lady in American history, after Jackie Kennedy.

A striking news development from the Trumps’ first European tour.


Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.