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Italy - Vatican Swiss Guards Sworning in ceremony

Italy - Vatican Swiss Guards Sworning in ceremony

New Papal Swiss Guards attend a special service celebrated by Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican 6 May 2010 prior their sworning in. The ceremony takes place each 6 May to commemorate the 147 Swiss Guards who died protecting Pope Clement VII during the 1527 Sack of Rome carried out by the mutinous troops of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
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May 6, 2010
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