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Getting to Know the Vatican Gendarmerie

Officer Explains His Mission to Protect the Pope

Vatican City, (Zenit.org) H. Sergio Mora | 334 hits

There are two armed corps in Vatican City State. One is the Swiss Guards, famous for their colourful uniforms. The other is the Vatican Gendarmerie, with the blue uniform. The Gendarmerie, the Vatican Police Corps, was created in 1816 by Pius VII, after the Congress of Vienna, with the name Papal Police Corps. Af...

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