… Via Fr. Z,
Vatican introduces new security measure in St Peter’s Square.
Vatican officials today are introducing a new measure to keep St Peter’s Square clear of marauding birds. A team in the Swiss Guards has been assigned the task of supervising a Sharris Hawk, [sic – should read Harris’s Hawk] which will be brought out during the Weekly Audiences and the Angelus – on Wednesdays and Sundays.
You know, to protect them from all those viscous crow and seagull aerial attacks.
Meet the Vatican’s new falconer…
And now for some gratuitous Swiss Guard.