Posts Tagged ‘Swiss Guard’

Former Swiss Guard releases Catholic Christmas cookbook

Monday, November 9th, 2020

A new cookbook offers recipes, some more than 1,000 years old, that have been served at the Vatican during the Advent and Christmas seasons. “The Vatican Christmas Cookbook” is written by chef David Geisser, who is a former member of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard, along with author Thomas Kelly. Read more Related Posts:Three Swiss Guards Read more

ISIS video targets Pope, Vatican, Italy

Monday, August 28th, 2017

A pro-Islamic State (ISIS) video has been sent to the Vatican with a warning that Pope Francis and visitors to the Vatican could be targets of an ISIS terrorist attack. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin says he has seen two videos from ISIS over the past few days. One threatens Italy with a Read more

40 Swiss Guards sworn in at Vatican

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Forty new Swiss Guards were sworn in at the Vatican on Saturday. The role of the Swiss Guards is to protect the Pope, Although the Guards have both traditional and modern weapons, Pope Francis told the new recruits they won’t be expected to sacrifice their lives in his service. Instead, they must serve “the power Read more