Observations and reflections about my life in Rome, including the excursions that take me beyond the walls...
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Update: The Swiss Guards were fakes!
Earlier I wrote about seeing Swiss Guards in Piazza Collegio Romano. A journalist with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops immediately knew that they were not the real thing! This evening I found out from a priest who lives in the neighborhood that the "guards" were actors in costumes connected with the movie "Angels and Demons," opening next week in New York. I understand that today there were also other staged sets around the city of Rome.