… 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…
Blue Steel optional, hawk required.
And now for some gratuitous Swiss Guard.