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by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Oct 5, 2021 / 08:00 am Three Swiss Guards have quit after refusing to comply with the Vatican’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement and three other guards have been suspended until they are fully vaccinated. The Pontifical Swiss Guard, charged with protecting the pope, has required all

By Courtney Mares Vatican City, May 6, 2021 / 12:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). Thirty-four new Swiss Guards were sworn in Thursday in an elaborate ceremony in Vatican City in which the guards promised to protect the pope, even “sacrificing if necessary also my own life.” Gian Andrea Bossi, a 20-year-old

Vatican City, Oct 12, 2020 / 07:00 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican confirmed Monday that four Swiss Guards have tested positive for the coronavirus. Responding to journalists’ questions Oct. 12, Holy See press office director Matteo Bruni said that the four members of the world’s smallest but oldest standing army

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis told members of the Swiss Guard to impress Vatican visitors with their courtesy, kindness and generosity, not just with their flashy, colorful uniform.