Pope John Paul II waves to the faithful as he conducts a Mass July 31, 2002 at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The pope canonized Juan Diego, to whom the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared in 1531.
"Uma das coisa que mais desagrada Satanás é a obediência ao Papa, porque isso conserva a unidade cristã". (Monje beneditino Marcello Pellegrino Ernetti, um dos maiores exorcistas italianos, que morreu em 1994 escreveu em uma de suas livro, respostas que obteve dos demônios em sua larga carreira como exorcista) Extraído do livro: El Padre Pio Caminos, de Laureano Benitez)
Swiss Guard swearing-in ceremony highlights corps history
Vatican City, May 5, 2008 / 11:16 am (CNA).- The San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace will be filled on Tuesday evening with close to 100 of the Pope's Swiss Guards decked out in their 16th century black, red, and yellow dress uniforms. The occasion for the guards' en masse appearance is the oath…
10 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About the Swiss Guard – EpicPew
When we see images of the Vatican one of the details that tends to catch our eye are the gentlemen who suit themselves in blue, gold, and red, and stand as statue-like figures throughout the scape of the papal quarters. These are the men of the Swiss Guard, but how much do we really know … 10 Fascinating Things You Didn’t Know About the Swiss Guard Read More »
Beefing up security: Blacksmiths forge new suit of armor for bulkier Vatican guards
The Vatican has contracted a family of blacksmiths in an Austrian village to manufacture 80 new sets of armor in a project that will take seven years to complete. Most of the existing armor worn by the Vatican's Swiss Guard dates back at least 1