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Pope: The Swiss Guard is a symbol of fidelity to the Church

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A spirit of faith, love for the Church, and the disposition to discover their vocation are the characteristic features of the Swiss Guard. So noted Benedict XVI, in his speech this morning in …More
A spirit of faith, love for the Church, and the disposition to discover their vocation are the characteristic features of the Swiss Guard. So noted Benedict XVI, in his speech this morning in English, French and Italian to the Swiss guards and their relatives. Tomorrow, like every year, new recruits will take their oaths. "Your historic uniform - said the Pope - speaks to pilgrims and tourists from all over the world of that 'something' which does not change in spite of everything, that is, it speaks of your commitment to serve God by serving the 'servant of his servants'. " The Swiss Guard, said Benedict XVI, is "a school of life, and during the experience in the Vatican each can find their particular vocation: to Christian marriage, to the priesthood, to the consecrated life. And this - concluded the Holy Father - is a reason to praise God, but also to appreciate your community."