Mystery Delegation

On September 25th, there was a delegation of sorts that came through St. Peter’s Basilica.  They were never announced or identified but there was a buzz about the place.  Vatican officials get all a’twitter.

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They open the giant gates where the Pope disappears to after his St. Peter’s appearances.


Swiss Guards begin multiplying.


Frankly, seeing these guys show up instead of Pope Francis was a tad disappointing.  They are VIP’s (Very Important Persons) of some sort.

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Or is this couple the real reason the guards are milling about?  It’s they that the guards are actually surrounding.

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Presumably this is the accompanying family.  Does anyone recognize our mystery delegation?  Google image search came up empty.


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