• Short Summary

    AT THE VATICAN, THE TRADITIONAL CEREMONY OF SWEARING NEW RECRUITS INTO THE SWISS GUARD TOOK PLACE TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

    19 NEW RECRUITS TOOK THE OATH IN THE MANNER WHICH HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SINCE 1506.

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    AT THE VATICAN, THE TRADITIONAL CEREMONY OF SWEARING NEW RECRUITS INTO THE SWISS GUARD TOOK PLACE TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

    19 NEW RECRUITS TOOK THE OATH IN THE MANNER WHICH HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED SINCE 1506. THE RECRUIT HOLDS HIS LEFT HAND ON THE SWISS FLAG, RAISING THE RIGHT HAND WITH THE THUMB, INDEX, AND MIDDLE FINGER OUTSTRETCHED REPRESENTING THE HOLY TRINITY BY WHICH THEY SWEAR THEIR OATH.

    THE GUARD, WHO COME FROM VARIOUS DEFINED AREAS OF SWITZERLAND SWEAR BOTH IN FRENCH AND GERMAN.

    THIS YEAR, THE 458TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SWISS GUARD'S FOUNDATION, POPE PAUL APPEARED ON THE BALCONY OF THE ST. DAMASO SQUARE AND BLESSED THE GUARD.

    AFTER THE CEREMONY THE SWISS GUARD RETURNED TO THEIR DUTIES IN THE VATICAN. THEIR COLOURFUL UNIFORMS, PHOTOGRAPHED BY MANY MILLIONS OF TOURISTS, WERE ALLEGEDLY DESIGNED BY MICHELANGELO OR RAPHAEL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAE5F97UJTHPIC6NIWWPKUNZSI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAE5F97UJTHPIC6NIWWPKUNZSI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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