TITLE

Swiss Guard May Recruit Women

PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Military History;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the possibility that the Pontifical Swiss Guard may recruit women guards to serve the Vatican City for the first time in its 503-year history. It explains that by tradition, the Swiss Guard consists of single Catholic Swiss men who have completed basic training. The ruling commander expresses the assurance that they will construct separate barracks should women be allowed to join the force.
ACCESSION #
42739564

 

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