Pope's Army, Paperback / softback Book

Pope's Army Paperback / softback


With the election of Pope Benedict XVI, the world witnessed the pomp and honor of the Swiss Guard, the "Popes Army".

Now best-selling author and Crisis columnist Robert Royal takes us through the colorful 500-year history of the military guard that has witnessed every major Vatican event for half a millennium.

Topics include: origins; five hundred years of fortitude; the Medici Popes; the sack of Rome; siege, dissolution, rebirth and the Napoleonic war; the unification of Italy; the Popes imprisonment; two World Wars; the Nazi occupation of Rome.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
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  • Category: Religion & beliefs
  • ISBN: 9780824520588



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