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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWISS GUARDS!

By | January 29, 2015

Few days ago the Vatican celebrated the birthday of the Swiss Guard, the Pontifical defense corp that is in charge for defending the Pope since 1506. On 22 January 1506 indeed one-hundred-fifty Swiss soldiers entered the Vatican guided by their Captain Kaspar of Silenen, and were blessed by the then Pope Julius II who had […]

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