For the first time, the Vatican has sworn in a Swiss with Filipino parentage as a member of the Swiss Guard, the elite corps of soldiers who protect the pope, according to toCBCP News.

Vincent Lüthi was among the 38 new recruits who took the oath of allegiance to Pope Francis in the Vatican on October 4.

The 22-year-old grew up in Cugy, Switzerland, and the only child of a Swiss father and a Filipino mother from Santa Fe town on Bantayan Island in Cebu province.

Praise the Lord

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