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6 Things to Know About the Swiss Guard and its Swearing-In Ceremony

Daniel Ibanez/CNAA new Swiss Guard swears to protect the pope, even sacrificing his life if necessary, during a ceremony on May 6, 2023.

Swiss Guard Commander Christoph Graf reminded the men of the proverb, ‘the clothes don’t make the man,’ recalling that just as beautiful clothing does not say anything about the character of a person, neither does wearing the uniform make them a good guard.