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Pelosi names first woman to be US House of Representatives chaplain


#House #Speaker #Nancy #Pelosi will announce #Thursday that she is appointing #Rear #Admiral #Margaret #Grun #Kibben as the new #House chaplain — the first female chaplain ever for either chamber of #Congress.

#Pelosi called the appointment “historic” and thanked the bipartisan group of #House members who conducted the search.

“#Kibben brings decades of decorated experience in the military and the ministry, as a retired #Rear #Admiral who served as the U.S. #Navy’s #Chief #Chaplain and the chaplain of the #Marine #Corps,” #Pelosi said in a statement. “#Her integrity, experience and patriotism will serve the #Congress and the #Country well, as she ministers to the needs of #Members.”

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#Kibben began her active duty in 1986 through the #Navy’s Theological #Student #Program. #In the past she has served as the #Navy’s chief chaplain and the chaplain of the #Marine #Corps.

#Kibben. (#Photo: #Screenshot/Air #Force #Chaplain #Corps #Video)

#Pelosi also thanked current #House chaplain #Reverend #Patrick #Conroy.

“The service of #Father #Pat #Conroy has been a blessing to #Members on both sides of the aisle,” continued #Speaker #Pelosi. “#Throughout his service, #Father #Pat fulfilled the calling of #St. #Ignatius of #Loyola: ‘for the greater glory of #God.’ #His service has been a spiritual and moral anchor for #Members, grounding our institution in the values of faith and country and reminding our #Members of our responsibilities to our great nation and constituents. #All #Members wish #Father #Pat well as he enjoys his well-deserved retirement from the #House.”

#Fox #News’ #Chad #Pergram contributed to this report.

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