Are the Swiss Guards really Swiss?

Introduction The Swiss Guards of Vatican, in the Italian language known as Guardia Svizzera, is the corps of Swiss-born specially trained soldiers who are responsible for the safety of the Pope inside the walls of Vatican City. They are often called “the world’s smallest army” and they serve as the personal escorts to the pontiff, … Read more

Does Vatican City have an army?

The Vatican City state is considered a neutral nation, the main reason being that it has not been in a war since its creation in 1929 as per the Lateran Treaty. Even though it doesn’t have any kind of contract when it comes to the military with Italy if the Vatican were to be attacked … Read more