Domenico Giani

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Domenico Giani in 2007

Dr. Domenico Giani (born 16 August 1962 in Arezzo, Italy),[1] ex officier of Guardia di Finanza, is the current Inspector General of the Corpo della Gendarmeria, the police and security force of Vatican City, and the chief bodyguard of Pope Benedict XVI and of Pope Francis.[2] He has held the position since June 3, 2006. In 1999 he became the deputy to Camillo Cibin, longtime chief of the Vatican's police force, then known as the Security Corps of Vatican City State. Giani tackled Susanna Maiolo twice in two separate attacks on Pope Benedict during Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in 2008 and 2009.[3]

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  1. ^ "Nomina del Direttore dei Servizi di Sicurezza e Protezione Civile dello Stato della Città del Vaticano e Ispettore Generale del Corpo della Genarmeria" (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "New head for Vatican police". Catholic World News. June 5, 2006. Retrieved August 24, 2007. 
  3. ^ Glatz, Carol (December 28, 2009). "Vatican to decide fate of woman who knocked pope down". The Catholic Transcript Online. Archdiocese of Hartford. Retrieved December 31, 2009.