In September, Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, announced on behalf of the Pope that all members of the Swiss Guard had to be fully vaccinated by October 1st in order to remain within the Vatican city-state. That date also marked the beginning of the practice of suspending the pay of any Vatican employee who doesn’t possess a Green Pass – the European version of a vaccination certificate.
The Swiss Guards’ vaccination was demanded in order “to protect their health and that of the others they come into contact with as part of their service,” according to a Vatican official. Of one hundred men, three opted to leave the corps, while another three have been suspended, pending completion of their vaccination schedule.
It wasn’t so long ago that the Pope was telling new recruits that they should be building friendships and appreciating their fellow Guards, “recognizing cultural, religious and social diversity as being a human richness and not a threat.”
Obviously, diversity of immunisation status is deemed a threat by this Pope. And I guess when he spoke to them about people “seeking security and a decent life”, he didn’t mean honest Catholic men in his employ who may have a conscientious objection to a vaccination, based on the doctrine which he, as Pope, is meant to be safeguarding.
All Swiss guards are Catholic and Swiss citizens. They constitute the world’s smallest standing army, having received training in the Swiss military. Their skills include unarmed combat and excellent marksmanship, although they are more commonly seen bearing medieval weapons and wearing rather flamboyant costumes. [Here is a short video on their role and history.]
Since their founding in 1505 by Pope Julius II, the role of the Guard has been physical protection of the Pope. Many have given their lives, including an entire cohort in 1527, who fought to the death to protect Pope Clement VII.
We can only imagine how heart-breaking it would be for these men who have pledged themselves to defending the Pope with their very lives, to now be told they are dispensable unless they allow themselves to be injected with an experimental drug developed using aborted babies.
To add insult to injury, the Vatican has shown openness to recruiting women to the elite force in the future. A huge renovation project, aimed at completion in 2027, will supply enough new rooms to allow women to be housed separately from the men – should the Vatican authorities decide to go down that route.
As ever, the Modernist lexicon defines words with reference to the globalist utopian dream. When it comes to the notion of “inclusion,” this papal administration always gives with one, well-sanitised hand while taking away with the other.