Robert Royal (Author),

The Pope’s Army

500 Years of the Papal Swiss Guard
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  • Title: The Pope’s Army
  • Subtitle: 500 Years of the Papal Swiss Guard
  • Page Count: 224
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824520588)
  • Edition: Trade Paper
  • Original language: English
  • Retail US: Trade-paper (22.95)
  • Retail Canada: Trade-paper (26.95)
  • Retail Canada: 26.95

Robert Royal (Author)

Robert Royal is the author of The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century and Dante Alighieri. He is editor in chief of The Catholic Thing, an online publication he founded with Michael Novak; the president of the Faith and Reason Institute, based in Washington, DC; the graduate dean of Catholic Distance University; and a member of the board of directors of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. He has taught at Brown University, Rhode Island College, and the Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, DC.

  1. "The Pope's Army: 500 Years Of The Papal Swiss Guard . . . is an in-depth study of the Swiss Guard's five-hundred year service to the Pope and the Vatican. Informatively taking the reader through the Medici Popes, the sack of the Roman Empire, medieval sieges, the Napoleonic War, the unification of Italy, the imprisonment of the Pope, World War I and II, the resistance to the Nazis, and collective information on more recent Popes, The Pope's Army is an invaluable documentation of the Vatican City and the Popes with respect to the dedicated military guard serving to protect the papal well-being and safety for last the five hundred years. The Pope's Army is very informative and strongly recommended reading."
    --Midwest Book Review

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