who are the men in colorful costumes who have responsible for the personal safety of the pope since 1506?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Swiss Guard

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Swiss Guard

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  • 1 decade ago

    In the 14th century, a certain number of Swiss soldiers were already i n the service of the pope. The idea of forming a permanent body of swiss soldiers directly employed by the pope is attributed to pope julius II in 1506. 150 swiss soldiers were brought to Rome. The guards were reorganised by pius IX in 1914. Its members are chosen from the nobility of the papal state.

    Source(s): The world and it's people Greystone Press
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  • 1 decade ago

    The Swiss Guard. They look like they never left the Renaissance =) Have a nice day!!!

    - Hey "The Path Maker": we all know Batman designed the Pope-mobile =) lol

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  • 1 decade ago

    They are the Swiss Guard. Here's some information about them from the Vatican's website, including admission requirements:

    http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/swiss_guard/

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Swiss Guard. I wonder who designed the Popemobile?

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  • 1 decade ago

    That is the Swiss Guard.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are the Swiss guard.

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  • 1 decade ago

    they are swiss guards, wearing uniforms designed by Leonardo DaVinci, in his spare time, and are supposedly one of the best trained military units in the world today.

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  • SolMan
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    1 decade ago

    do you mean the Swiss Guard?

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