Pope Francis I
Thirty five newly inducted Swiss Guards swear their allegiance to Pope Francis on the anniversary of when 147 Swiss Guards died protecting Pope Clement VII during the sack of Rome. The Swiss Guard, founded in 1506, consists of 100 volunteers who must be Swiss, Catholic, single and at least 174 centimeters tall and beardless. The ceremony takes place every May 6th.
Where: Vatican City, Rome, Italy
When: 06 May 2013
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