Swiss Guard


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Swiss Guard

traditional papal escort. [Rom. Cath. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary]
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Andreas Widmer, a member of the Swiss Guard from 1986-1988, highlighted the importance of mercy to John Paul II as part of a reflection on the pope during a Divine Mercy Sunday observance at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.
Colonel Daniel Anrig, 42, got his marching orders after eight years as head of the 110-strong Swiss Guard, the Pope's private army.
The Huffington Post also quotes Swiss guards confirming the rumour of his nocturnal habit.
The gentle Francis, whose proudest title is Bishop of Rome, thus demoting himself to lower pastoral level, refuses to live in the palatial papal appartments ready for him, guarded by the Swiss Guard, off-limits to the throng.
Bands from the Italian armed forces and the Vatican's own Swiss guard army paraded in front of the basilica before the new pope appeared.
GOOD POINTS: Director Moretti, who also plays a psychiatrist, points out the ridiculousness of the situation, especially regarding the silly outfits worn by almost everyone involved, not least the elaborate Swiss Guard soldiers.
In 1506, Julius II hired several hundred of them to form a personal "bodyguard, the Swiss Guard (in German, Schweizergarde, in Latin the Pontificia Cohors Helvetica).
As part of his preparation, dad-of-two Mike met the Pope's security staff, including the Swiss Guard and the Vatican Corpo della Gendarmeria, on their recent visit to Scotland.
Robert joins forces with Vittoria and Commanders Richter (Skarsgard) and Olivetti (Favino) from the Swiss Guard and the gendarmerie to avert disaster.
Commanders Richter (Skarsgard) and Olivetti (Favino) from the Swiss Guard and the gendarmerie respectively pledge their support, but Robert and Vittoria have just a few hours to avert catastrophe by following the 400-year-old Path of Illumination.
The head of the Swiss Guard (Stellan Skarsgard), the police force of the Vatican, is arrogant, bullying and obviously hiding something.
The bathroom at the New York house features spa-like amenities and products including an assortment of OPI nail lacquers as well as Avoplex High-Intensity Hand & Nail Cream and Swiss Guard Antiseptic Handwash Gel.

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