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Rarely tradition and modernity come together so well as in the Papal Swiss Guard. Our mandate is in fact traditional protect the Pope from 1506 and his residence, and for that matter, nothing has changed. The changes concern the methods of performance of the service and people, the guards are called upon to perform it and, with them, the environment in which they move.
Wearing the traditional uniform Renaissance a Swiss young, modern and well educated. With the mercenary of the sixteenth century shared the firm conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ and the Successor of Peter deserve, indeed require, that there are commitments "should be required to offer their lives." They are also bound by a certain taste for adventure: an international environment, the camaraderie, the learning of the trade to ensure security, the intensification of their faith, a new language, the "beautiful Italy" in ... This climate is not only sweet ripe fruit, but also faith, conviction, skills, friendship and the joy of living.
This site is intended to satisfy the thirst for knowledge of countless friends and benefactors around the world. Also wants to be a small thank you for the prayers and gestures of sympathy and gifts we receive. We want to encourage you to get us to the Holy Father and the Church, where God has placed you. The young Swiss should feel encouraged to ask to serve in the Swiss Guard. I hope you enjoy "surfing"!
The Commander has the general direction of the Guard. It also takes care of recruitment, compliance with the Regulation and the provisions of the above. In general, the commander is responsible for the smooth running of the Body and the maintenance of discipline. In addition, the Guard is on the outside.
Daniel Rudolf Anrig The Colonel was born July 10, 1972 in Walenstadt (Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland). He is married and has four children. It was Halberdier Pontifical Swiss Guard from 1992 to 1994. Back at home, he graduated in civil and ecclesiastical law at the University of Freiburg (1999) and was Assistant Professor of Civil Law at the same University (1999-2001). He was Head of Criminal Police of the Canton of Glarus, 2002 to 2006. Since 2006, appointed Captain of the Swiss Army, he was appointed Commanding General of Police in the canton of Glarus. On August 19, 2008 is named as the 34th Commandant of the Papal Swiss Guard.
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