Vatican Security letter to the Army of Philip II
Letter from the security at the Vatican to the army of Philip II. The Church gives the names of people traveling Europe and preaching revolutionary ideas about freedom of religion. The nation of Spain is blessed because of its faith to the church. At the bottom of the document the secretary of Philip II put the King's symbols as a sign of approval. Dated 1563.
- Vatican City. Guardia svizzera pontificia (author, Organization)
- Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598 (correspondent, Person)
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Vatican City. Guardia svizzera pontificia (1506-) is in charge of protecting the Catholic pope and Vatican City in Rome.
Vatican Security has changed greatly throughout time. One of the largest groups in charge of Vatican security is the Pontifical Swiss Guard. In 1506 Pope Julius II recruited Swiss mercenaries to become the Pontifical Swiss Guard for the Papal States. They continue to perform that function today and all recruits have special requirements. All recruits must be Catholic, unmarried males with Swiss citizenship who have completed basic training in the Swiss Army, be between the ages 19 and 30, and at least 174 cm (5 ft 9 in) in height. Other armed forces have been hired on and off for Vatican City, including, the Palatine Guard and the Noble Guard, which both were disbanded in 1970 by Pope Paul VI.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Item marked as document 56.
1 letter : vellum ; 25 x 66 cm.
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Processed; Erin Owens; June 2015.
- Register of Vatican Security letter to the Army of Philip II
- Erin Owens
- 2015 June 17
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.