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Pope Benedict XVI is saluted by a Swiss guard at the Vatican in November 2007. The head of the Vatican's Swiss Guard has resigned over a dispute that could affect the Pope's security for his U.S. visit.
Photo by: ALESSIA GIULIANI
Pope Benedict XVI is saluted by a Swiss guard at the Vatican in November 2007. The head of the Vatican's Swiss Guard has resigned over a dispute that could affect the Pope's security for his U.S. visit.

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