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Holy See (Vatican City) Military 2016
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SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Holy See (Vatican City) Military 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

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 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Holy See (Vatican City) Military 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Holy See (Vatican City) Military 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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