Vatican City. Guardia svizzera pontificia
Clutching the Papal flag, a new member of the Swiss Guards of the Vatican is sworn in at a ceremony in the St. Damascus Courtyard in the Vatican May 6th. The Swiss Guards of the Vatican, who wear orange, blue, and red uniformed designed by Michelangelo, were formed in 1506 by Pope Julius II. They form the Pope's personal guard. Members are recruited from the Roman Catholic Cantons of Switzerland.
Black and White Photograph, 8" x 10"
United Press International
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