A film concerning the Swiss Guards during the papacy of Pope Francis by Gianfranco Pannone http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4898802/
Swiss snacks and Swiss wine provided by the Swiss Embassy
Opening remarks by H.E. Mr. Ivo Sieber, Ambassador of Switzerland
Leo is a forester and René is a student of theology of Aargau. They have decided to join the Pontifical Swiss Guard. For over 500 years, the Swiss Guard has been at the service of the Popes and has been watching over the Vatican. The tradition began in 1506 when the first Swiss arrived on request of the then Pope Julius II.
Leo is a simple guy. He is pleased to live an educational experience in the Eternal City. René is a catholic intellectual who wants to understand what it means to wear a uniform of the 16th century and to be part of a colorful but anachronistic military body. The film follows these two characters as they strive to find answers for themselves serving under the "revolutionary" figure, Pope Francis.
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