In Service to His Holiness - Everyday Life of the Papal Swiss Guard

More than a few tourists to Rome think that the members of the Papal Swiss Guard are extras in historic uniforms, but this impression is deceptive. In truth, they are part of an extremely efficient and highly trained security force.

Their mission is to protect the pope under all circumstances and in every situation as well as to safeguard the borders of the Vatican and to protect the state in an emergency. To this end, the training and education standards are constantly being updated and adapted to modern security guidelines. Those who wish to join the force must also satisfy the demanding requirements profiles defined by the Swiss Guard.

This documentary grants viewers never before seen insights into the challenging day-to-day work of the Vatican's special protection force.