In September, Francis told the Swiss Guard and the Gendarme that the only real threats the Vatican faces are from within.
The case remains a mystery and was the biggest scandal to rock the Swiss Guard.
Francis fired the uncompromising commander of his Swiss Guard.
Even with a new leader, the Swiss Guard army will very likely still do its job.
Another theory is that Estermann was at the core of a power struggle within the Swiss Guard itself.
The palace was held by about six thousand men, of whom some twelve hundred were regulars of the Swiss Guard.
And there are the Swiss Guard in Joseph's coat of many colours!
The grand gallery of the palace was filled with the troops of the Swiss Guard.
The Swiss Guard stood firm, and, possibly by accident, a fusillade began.
The reactionary clergy have succeeded in getting themselves regarded as the Swiss Guard of the throne.