The world’s smallest army, in the world’s smallest state, is growing and looking for a few good men.
The Swiss Guard, the elite and colorfully dressed force whose main mission is to protect the pope and the 108-acre Vatican City, currently stands at 110 members.
Ahead of the 2025 Holy Year, when millions of pilgrims are expected to visit the Vatican, the force will grow by 25 members to 135 members, an increase of nearly 23 percent.
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- November 25, 2022