Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The pope's protectors

I'm not sure what makes a young man want
to join the Swiss Guards—but I doubt it's for the 
privilege of wearing that hat.  Actually, it's a
very prestigious (and hard-to-get) posting.  Since
Pope Francis fired a commandant two
years ago for being too tough on the guards, it
might be a less rigorous gig.  (Apparently, the pope
came out of his apartment one morning and
found that the guard there had been on duty all night.
He brought the young soldier a chair and ordered
him to sit, then went back in, made him a 

sandwich and brought it out to him.)

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]


  1. Oh you got a close up of him. I didn't get a chance, I was a bit shy as well.

    Worth a Thousand Words

    1. Oh, I'm a bit shy too—but I have a good long lens!

  2. So young! And that's a good 'pope' story!

  3. Kind of like the Royal Family's Guards in England... they are prestigious positions as well, but the hats. I agree great Pope story.

    Lisa @ LTTL (www.lisakerner-slp.com)


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