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Vatican police celebrate feast day

CWN - September 29, 2011

The Vatican Gendarmerie celebrated its patronal feast on September 29, the feast of St. Michael the Archangel, with a ceremony in front of the offices of the Vatican city-state governorate.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State; and Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, the president of the Vatican governorate, attended the ceremony.

The Gendarmerie provides police services for the Vatican city-state, serving the Holy See in conjunction with the Swiss Guard, which has direct responsibility for the Pope’s security.

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