Swiss Guard May Recruit Women

August 2009
Military History;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p9
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.


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