"Swiss Guards" Vatican City Local Custom Tip by tini58de

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  Swiss Guard
by tini58de

The Vatican is "protected" by the Swiss Guards. In order to be admitted to this military force, you have to meet the following requirements:

- Swiss citizen
- faithful Roman Catholic
- not married
- between 19 and 30 years old
- of a "good moral ethical background"
- attended military school in Switzerland
- at least 1.74 m tall
- with either a professional diploma or a highschool degree

Website: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/swiss_guard/swissguard/ammissione_en.htm

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  • Written Mar 17, 2004
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