150 Elite Swiss Guards Arrive At The Vatican

Today on January 22, 1506, the first regiment of Swiss Guards arrive at Vatican City to serve as the pope’s official bodyguards. The Pontifical Swiss...

Pope Benedict XV Formally Canonizes Joan of Arc

Today on May 16, 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Joan of Arc, nicknamed the Maid of...

The Dalai Lama Begins Living In Exile In Northern India

Today on March 31, 1959, the Dalai Lama began living in exile in northern India after a dangerous two-week trek through the Himalayas. Tenzin Gyatso,...

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