30 October 2019
The Swiss Guard in the Vatican is expanded from 110 to 135 men. The small army is, therefore, looking for personnel, which is difficult to find nowadays, because they have to be catholic, male, unmarried and of Swiss nationality. The Guard was founded in 1506 and is the only military organization in another country where the Swiss are allowed to serve. The exhibition at Galerie Beyeler in Pratteln (canton of Basel) shows the mission, education, daily life, culture and history of the Pontifical Guard. (Further information: www.stiftungkunstundkulturregionbasel.ch).