July 10, 1972 |
|Allegiance|| Vatican City
|Service/branch||Pontifical Swiss Guard
|Years of service||1992–1994
|Commands held||Pontifical Swiss Guard|
|Other work||Police Officer
Professor of Civil Law
Daniel Rudolf Anrig (born 10 July 1972) was the thirty fourth Commandant of the Pontifical Swiss Guard, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on 19 August 2008, and was later removed by Pope Francis on January 31, 2015. He replaced Elmar Mäder who had served as Commandant of the Swiss Guard since 2002.
Anrig was born in Walenstadt (Canton of St. Gallen), Switzerland. He is married and has four children. Anrig served as halberdier in the Swiss Guard between 1992 and 1994. He graduated in civil and ecclesiastical law from the University of Fribourg in 1999. He was assistant professor of civil law at the same university from 1999 until 2001.
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- "New head of Pope's army under fire over allegations of police brutality against asylum seekers". Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
- "Donne nella guardia svizzera? Perché no!" Il colonnello Anrig parla a Studio Aperto
- "Pope Francis removes Swiss Guard chief". Guardian. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
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