File photo of Swiss guards standing at attention in Saint Peter’s square…Swiss guards stand at attention in Saint Peter’s square during the delivery of Pope Benedict XVI’s Urbi et Orbi message (to the city and the world) at the Vatican, in this December 25, 2007 file photo. After more than five centuries protecting popes, the Swiss Guard may consider opening the ranks of the world’s smallest army to women, its new commander Daniel Rudolf Anrig said on May 5, 2009. Anrig’s opening, although tentative and vague, represented a major change in position regarding the future of the elite corps composed entirely of 19 to 30-year-old Catholic men hailing from the Swiss Army. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/Files (VATICAN RELIGION SOCIETY MILITARY)
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