Swiss Guard at the Vatican- Recruits to the guard must be Catholic, single males with Swiss citizenship who have completed basic training with Swiss military and can obtain certificates of good conduct.Recruits must have a professional degree or high school diploma, must be between 19 and 30 years of age,and at least 5 feet 8.5 in. tall.

Swiss Guard at the Vatican- Recruits to the guard must be Catholic, single males with Swiss citizenship who have completed basic training with Swiss military and can obtain certificates of good conduct.Recruits must have a professional degree or high school diploma, must be between 19 and 30 years of age,and at least 5 feet 8.5 in. tall.

Swiss Guard at the Vatican (technically not Italy, The Vatican is a separate country). The Swiss Guards are very handsome!

Swiss Guard at the Vatican (technically not Italy, The Vatican is a separate country). The Swiss Guards are very handsome!

The Papal Swiss Guard: a police force like no other in the world.  If you're in Rome you'll be sure to see them.  Here's what they do, where they come from and where the best places for a good photo-call are.

The Swiss Guard at the Vatican City, Rome - where to see them and who they are.

The Papal Swiss Guard: a police force like no other in the world. If you're in Rome you'll be sure to see them. Here's what they do, where they come from and where the best places for a good photo-call are.

La garde suisse est au service du Pape et veille sur le Vatican depuis plus de 500 ans. Rome Lazio

La garde suisse est au service du Pape et veille sur le Vatican depuis plus de 500 ans. Rome Lazio

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