Swiss Guard

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Swiss Guard

traditional papal escort. [Rom. Cath. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary]
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Ajudge said earlier this month that nothing had changed in the way the Vatican guards the identity of its clients.
Vatican guards were also more vigilant following security breaches for two consecutive years at Christmas Eve masses by the same woman, Susanna Maiolo.
The Vatican Guards added to the colourful imagery in their blue and yellow uniforms.
Some obscure figures and incidents are identified and explained, while others are not; references are supplied for some but not for all of the often vivid quotations; relatively trivial matters, such as the four groups of Vatican guards, receive more attention and space than important moments such as Pius X's condemnation of Le Sillon.
The Caput Mundi of the empire and of Christianity, Fellini and the dolce vita, the shivers for the martyrs and the shadows along the Tiber, the Pope, high fashion and the Vatican Guards, the statues, the churches, and the archaeological digs, the historywhich is ever-present, preserved and appreciated.
The Vatican guards took exception to his shorts and the fact his wife was wearing a mini-skirt and a top emblazoned with the word BITCH.