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Swiss Guard

Pope Francis Dismisses Chief Of Swiss Guard

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis is dismissing the commander of his Swiss Guard, Daniel Anrig. The Vatican quietly announced the move in a short paragraph buried in it...

Sitting Down To Dinner With Pope Francis

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 10.27.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) They say you can feast like a king, and now you can eat like a pope after a young chef from the Vatican’s Swiss Guards published ...

A Former Swiss Guard Reflects On Canonizations And Saints

Andreas Widmer | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Andreas Widmer

As a young man serving in the Swiss Guard, I remember dreading the long events connected to beatifications and canonizations. A canonization Mass would easily run two and a half hours, which meant that we were on duty in St. Peter's Square for over 5 hours.

Swiss Guard May Allow Women After 500-Year Ban

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After more than five centuries protecting popes, the Swiss Guard may consider opening the ranks of the world's smallest army to women, its commander s...