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.
- Publication Date: 30/10/2016
- Category: Religion & beliefs
- ISBN: 9780824520588