May 08 2013

Swiss Guard Peru

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After the election of his successor, the union happened with Benedicto XVI. -What you can tell us that night that you were on duty when Pope Juan Paul II lay dying? Outside the Plaza San Pedro, there were television teams from around the world who settled on rooftops around the Vatican. In the square, the Romans were gathered in prayer, while at the Palace, everything was very quiet. Only authorized persons had access to the Palace to develop their official function. It was a very particular feeling of peace and silence.

-What was the most difficult moment that you had to pass as a Swiss Guard? A moment very the period of the death of Juan Pablo II and his funeral was intense. In the days of the late pontiff was exposed in the Basilica for the ultimate tribute: between 15 and 17 thousand Romans per hour entered the Basilica. -How well did the Spanish language learn? What is your stay in Peru? What other languages do you speak? I wanted to learn the Spanish because I didn’t speak it, also I liked to know and discover South America. I chose the Peru because I have two friends who live in this country, a former colleague of service, near the city of the Cusco, Member of a contemplative community, and a priest (father Lucho lamb), director of a Center for children of the street in Lima. I’m from mother-French language, in school I learned German, during my stay in Rome I studied Italian and by then I was in Ireland following an intensive English course. Peruvian treasures – what you most you like of the Peru? As I really like the history and traditions of a people, I have found many beautiful and interesting things in the Peru. I believe that a new visit will be required to better understand the treasures of the inca culture and the rich Peruvian cuisine that I very much appreciate and met in Peru.

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