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 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 ... The 110-man army has served popes since 1506, but in the past century, they
have ... The Swiss Guard's loyalty is directly to the reigning pope, which is why
they ... What does the Armenia trip tell us about Pope Francis?
Sep 22, 2015 ... Swiss guards perform ceremonial duties during Holy Easter Mass held by Pope
Francis in St. Peter's square on March 31, 2013 in Vatican City, ...
I'll come back to this one. Lets now look at the less well understood of the two
groups: The Pontifical Swiss Guards  (the ones who guard the Pope in Vatican
City and ... Special Forces: What training does the Swiss Guard of Vatican City go
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.
Mar 14, 2013 ... Swiss guards stand at the entrance of Pope Benedict XVI's summer ... more focus
shifted to the guards and their roles as protectors, and the ...