In Today's Catholic World News Blog

Security for the True Holy Father - Essential

Security for the True Holy Father - Essential: The Noble Guard & The Swiss Guard 

 
"When the pope was carried in the sedia gestatoria, Noble Guards walked alongside the papal chair. During the hours reserved for papal audiences, guardsmen also stood in the antechamber of the papal apartments and, on formal occasions, on either side of the papal throne. During the Second World War, the Noble Guard shared responsibility with the Swiss Guard for the personal security of Pope Pius XII. For the first time since 1870 pistols were issued to duty personnel. Throughout the war, Noble Guards mounted guard outside the papal apartment night and day and guardsmen followed Pius XII when he took his daily walks in the Vatican Gardens." (Source: Alvarez, "The Pope's Soldiers", p. 337)
 

"You, the guard of Our person, constitute Our Armor..." 

-Pius XII, to His Noble (Armed Body) Guards

 

Papal Noble Guard(Pope Pius XII blessing his Noble Guards in 1945, among them notably, Prince Guilio Pacelli, his nephew.)

Write a new comment: (Click here)

SimpleSite.com
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

Today | 19:22

I was also blessed when I came across TCW after years of searching for the truth of why all the "changes" in Church doctrine. A miracle. We have a big debt now.

...
Today | 19:20

Thank you D.G., for your help in assisting TCW in publishing True Catholic News to people throughout the world.
A.M.D.G.,
The TCW Staff

...
Yesterday | 18:59

"Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Thursday that he would join all 50 of his Republican colleagues in backing a resolution challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private business." (NY Post)

...
Yesterday | 12:56

Thank you L.D., for your support of True Catholic News/Content, this Advent. We are receiving many emails people around the world, asking for more info about the True Papacy. A.M.D.G., The TCW Staff

...
You liked this page