DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     June 30, 1998     vol. 9, no. 126

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          VATICAN (CWNews.com) -- The Swiss Guard received 37 new recruits for service on Sunday, June 28.

          The new members of the Swiss Guard were sworn in quietly this year, after the annual public ceremony was postponed because of the shooting of their commandant. Instead they attended a Mass at the Vatican, followed by a buffet for friends and families.

          The number of new members was slightly down from the 40 originally anticipated. However, the Swiss Guard explained that 3 recruits had dropped out for reasons of health or family difficulties; the attrition had nothing to do with the recent shootings, officials said.

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June 30, 1998       volume 9, no. 126


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