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Wed Feb 25, 2015, 01:44 AM

 

The Swiss Guard stands ready

In response to ISIS going on about conquering Rome, the Swiss Guard has stated they stand ready to do their jobs;

VATICAN CITY — The commander of the Pontifical Swiss Guard says the group of soldiers charged with protecting the Pope is on high alert and ready to act if any threat from the Islamic State group materializes.

“We are ready to intervene. Our job is security, and as gendarmes, we are well organized. We are ready if anything happens,” said Cristoph Graf.

At age 54, Graf is married with two children. Yet he and the other members of the Swiss Guard are willing to lay down their lives to protect the Holy Father.

In an interview with the Italian daily newspaper Il Giornale, published on Feb. 18, Graf responded to threats from Islamic militants, who stated in a recent video, “We will conquer Rome.”

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