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Holy See (Vatican City) Military Profile 2017

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Military branchesPontifical Swiss Guard Corps (Corpo della Guardia Svizzera Pontificia) (2013)
Military service age and obligationPontifical Swiss Guard Corps (Corpo della Guardia Svizzera Pontificia): 19-30 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription; must be Roman Catholic, a Swiss citizen, with a secondary education (2013)
Military - notedefense is the responsibility of Italy; ceremonial and limited security duties performed by Pontifical Swiss Guard

Source: CIA World Factbook
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