New Vatican Swiss Guards are sworn-in every May 6 to commemorate the day in 1527 when 147 Swiss Guards died protecting Pope Clement VII during the Sack of Rome.
Napoleon’s army fights again, the bloody Hungarian wrestling championships and the Pope in Turkey | Nov. 29
Big waves, Napoleon’s battle of Austerlitz is reenacted and the hardcore, bloody wrestling championships in Hungary and more in the daily brief.
The day in pictures around the world.
Jan. 29 Daily Brief: Super Pope, flamingos in the snow, icy Atlanta, Chinese new year, bombing in Aleppo
Super Pope, flamingos in the snow, icy Atlanta, Chinese new year, bombing in Aleppo and more in today’s daily brief.
With an oink oink here and a cluck cluck there, animals arrived at the Vatican and elsewhere on Friday to get a blessing. Hundreds of pet owners bring their animals to be blessed every year on the day of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals. Elsewhere in the world, according to tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village in Spain to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires.
April 17 Photo Brief: Pope Francis swaps caps, counterfeit benjamins, military exercises, cyclists tackle the Wall of Huy, Thatcher funeral
Pope Francis swaps caps with a stranger, counterfeit benjamins in Peru, military exercises in Taiwan and South Korea, cyclists tackle the Wall of Huy, Britain turns out for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral and more in today’s daily brief.
March 28 Photo Brief: Pope Francis leads Chrismal mass, a supersized bottle of Czech wine and a cute baby elephant
Pope Francis leads the Chrismal mass at the Vatican, the Czech Republic unveils their supersized bottle of wine, a baby Asiatic elephant shows of his cuteness and more in today’s daily brief.