Swiss Guards are the Swiss soldiers who have served as guards at foreign
European courts .... Two Swiss officers, the captains Henri de Salis and Joseph
Zimmermann, did however survive and .... Howe...
In fact as allies of Pope Julius II in 1512 they helped to shape Italy's destiny and
were ... Already in the 13th and 14th centuries, after the Swiss Cantons had
become ... as instructors for the French army and the King of Spain did the same.
May 4, 2006 ... About 80 former Swiss Guards, ranging in age from 30 to 76, were met in Rome
by city officials, ... How did the Swiss come to protect the pope?
Nov 7, 2011 ... The Swiss Guard, the world's smallest army, was formed in 1506 by Pope Julius II
Sep 28, 2015 ... The Pope Has A Small But Deadly Army Of Elite Warriors Protecting Him ... The
Pontifical Swiss Guard is over 500 years old, making it one of the oldest ... When
it comes to formal attire, they also wear much more subdued all blue ... Although
the Vatican does not like to discuss it, many plain-clothed officers ...
Dec 4, 2014 ... ROME -- The man characterized as a dictator by his employees has been
removed as commander of the Swiss Guard, the small army that ...
Dec 8, 2014 ... POPE FRANCIS HAS FIRED the commander of the Vatican's 500-year-old
security regiment — the Swiss Guard. ... While the Swiss Guard is history's best
known Vatican military unit, the regiment ... Did you enjoy this story?
Feb 5, 2009 ... Corps of Swiss soldiers responsible for the safety of the pope. ... though
Michelangelo, contrary to legend, probably did not design them.
Sep 24, 2015 ... A Swiss Guard is pictured as Pope Francis greets the crowd during ... I fought it
as much as I could and did my best to hide it, but the tears came regardless. ... a
saint really is, namely something that we're all called to become.
Sep 22, 2015 ... Swiss Guards: What You Should Know About the Pope's Protectors ... As Pope
Francis visits the United States protected by Secret Service ...