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.
Nov 7, 2011 ... The Swiss Guard, the world's smallest army, was formed in 1506 by Pope Julius II
Sep 28, 2015 ... If you have ever visited the Vatican, you have seen the stoic guards that look like
... was certain, defines the Swiss Guard's devotion to protecting the Pope at all ...
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 ...
Full disclosure: I was born in Switzerland (but left so young I have no real
sentimental ... I'll come back to this one. ... The Pontifical Swiss Guards  (the
ones who guard the Pope in Vatican City and abroad - there were ... such a task
is not within their job remit: their training simply does not include this kind of
Feb 5, 2009 ... Corps of Swiss soldiers responsible for the safety of the pope. ... click to become
a member! ... They are among the oldest uniforms in continuous use, though
Michelangelo, contrary to legend, probably did not design them.
Sep 22, 2015 ... As Pope Francis visits the United States protected by Secret Service agents,
police officers and others, those closest to the pontiff will be ...
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.
Become a Guard ... Welcome to the website of the Pontifical Swiss Guards ... Our
core mission is traditional: since 1506 we protect the pope and his residence.
Dec 5, 2014 ... Francis fired the uncompromising commander of his Swiss Guard. ... Is The Pope
Unprotected Now That He's Fired the Head of the Swiss Guards? .... teams, he
said he wanted them to be more than protectors of property.