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Vatican Swiss Guard’s new barracks designed to include women, newspaper reports

The new barracks of the Vatican Swiss Guard, the elite and colourfully dressed corps that protects the pope, will be designed to accommodate female guards even though they are not yet allowed, a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday.Nearly all of the guard are single men who live in a communal barracks just inside the Vatican gates. The commanders and married members live in separate flats. All members are Swiss citizens.The 50 million Swiss franc (US$54.49 million) project for a new barracks is…


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