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Swiss Guards - Latest News

Jan 7, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Fifteen new Swiss Guard recruits have arrived in Rome to complete their basic training.
Dec 16, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The Swiss government agreed last week to give $5.66 million toward the renovation of the Swiss Guard barracks at the Vatican.
Oct 23, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Pontifical Swiss Guard announced Friday that two more of its members have tested positive for the coronavirus. 
Oct 15, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Pontifical Swiss Guard announced Thursday that seven more of its members have tested positive for the coronavirus. 
Oct 12, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The Vatican confirmed Monday that four Swiss Guards have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Oct 2, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis Friday met with the 38 new recruits of the Swiss Guard, who will be sworn-in Oct. 4, encouraging them to be faithful to Christ.
May 4, 2019 - 05:14 am .- Pope Francis encouraged the Swiss Guard Saturday to use their work, and the encounters they have in and around Vatican City, to be witnesses of faith, joy, and God’s love.
Jan 22, 2019 - 11:04 am .- As the Swiss Guards celebrated their 513th anniversary Tuesday, they donned for the first time their new light-weight helmets, which are made of black PVC and 3D printed.
May 5, 2018 - 12:55 pm .- As 33 new Swiss Guards prepare to take an oath Sunday, the entire army is preparing to expand its ranks by two dozen members to respond to increasing administrative demands while ensuring guards are not overworked.
Apr 28, 2016 - 03:36 am .- A native of Zurich, Switzerland, David Geisser was a chef prodigy.
May 6, 2015 - 04:06 pm .- On Wednesday 32 new Swiss Guards swore an oath of allegiance to Pope Francis, who told them their role is one of courageously imitating Christ which ought to be rooted in prayer.
Feb 24, 2015 - 02:17 am .- The commander of the Pontifical Swiss Guard says the group of soldiers charged with protecting the Pope is on high alert and ready to act if any threat from ISIS materializes.
May 6, 2014 - 11:21 am .- Thirty young men joined the ranks of the Swiss Guards today, taking an oath of allegiance to Pope Francis and promising to serve the Church by protecting him and all of his successors.
Apr 27, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- The life of St. John Paul II was characterized by an intense love for both God and the human person, reflected a former member of the Swiss Guard who helped to protect the pontiff.
May 6, 2013 - 11:55 am .- On the day that it will swear in 35 new members and commemorate the fallen, the Swiss Guard was told by Pope Francis that it has “a privileged opportunity” to deepen its knowledge of Christ by breathing in the catholicity of the Church.
Apr 19, 2013 - 10:25 am .- The former Los Angeles Lakers player Vlade Divac was thrilled to meet with the Swiss Guard to discuss sports and learn about their work at the Vatican.

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