Above, in this October 24, 2020 photo — a year ago now — Vatican Swiss Guards wear masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 as they stand attention at the Vatican. Now, three Vatican Swiss Guards who have refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 upon Holy See orders have left the storied corps to return to Switzerland. A Swiss Guard official, Lt. Urs Breitenmoser told The Associated Press on October 3 that all Swiss Guards were asked to be vaccinated “to protect their health and that of the others they come into contact as part of their service” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
Letter #133, 2021, Tuesday, October 12: Swiss Guard
This is the story about a Swiss man, a Swiss Guard, who has tried to follow his conscience with regard to a Vatican requirement to be vaccinated to remain in the employ of the Holy See.