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Holy See (Vatican City) Military 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Holy See (Vatican City) Military 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Military branches:
Pontifical Swiss Guard Corps (Corpo della Guardia Svizzera Pontificia) (2013)

Military service age and obligation:
Pontifical Swiss Guard Corps (Corpo della Guardia Svizzera Pontificia): 19-30 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; must be Roman Catholic, a Swiss citizen, with a secondary education (2013)

Military - note:
defense is the responsibility of Italy; ceremonial and limited security duties performed by Pontifical Swiss Guard

NOTE: The information regarding Holy See (Vatican City) on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Holy See (Vatican City) Military 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Holy See (Vatican City) Military 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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