Swiss Guards Vatican

13 facts about the Swiss guards you probably did not know

The Swiss guards have a long history in the Vatican. Tourists and pilgrims who flock to Rome see them and wonder: Who are the world's most colorful guards?
Pontificial Swiss Guards Swearing-in Ceremony 2005

The Swiss Guards of the Vatican are sworn in every May 6

In 2016, the Pontifical Swiss Guards celebrated 510 years of loyal service to the Pope. Every May 6, new recruits are sworn into service in the Vatican...
Swiss Guards Vatican

Who are the Pontificial Swiss Guards who protect the Pope?

The Swiss guards are the Vatican's official military in charge of security. Anyone who has ever watched "Angels & Demons" recognizes the Pope's guards...