Swiss Guards are the Swiss soldiers who have served as guards at foreign
European courts ..... The Pontifical Swiss Guard has served the popes since the
16th century. ... come pure di dedicarmi a lo...
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 ... 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 ...
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.
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?
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 ...
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.
Apr 16, 2008 ... Visitors to the Holy See are often fascinated by the colorful uniforms worn by the
Swiss Guards when serving the Pope. While the Pontiff is ...
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