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About 1,800 people attended the conference held Aug. 14 at San Diego State University's Viejas Arena and sponsored by the San Diego chapter of the Knights of Columbus.

Gingrich's film on JP 2 is 'act of devotion'

SAN DIEGO -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich seems to be everywhere these days.

Turn on the Fox News Channel and you'll find the former Republican congressman providing analysis of current political events.

Stroll through the local bookstore and you'll come across copies of his more than 20 books, including the recently released "To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine."

On top of it all, he is considering a run for the presidency in 2012.

And in early June, Gingrich and his wife, Callista, were in Warsaw, Poland, and then Rome for the debut of their new documentary, "Nine Days That Changed the World." It chronicles Pope John Paul II's nine-day pilgrimage to Poland in 1979 and examines the event's significant role in the fall of Soviet communism.

"If you look at most of the secular history of the period, they don't cover the impact of the church," Gingrich said in a May 24 telephone interview with The Southern Cross, newspaper of the Diocese of San Diego.

The couple made the documentary "almost as an act of devotion," Gingrich said.