He never scowls, neither does he smile very often. He is impassive; he commands his team with a stare.
Even Swiss Guard officers quail before his advance.
He looks and is powerful in a physical and mental sense; he has the hopes and fears of 1.2 billion Catholics on his shoulders; one slip, one split second's loss of concentration and he could fail in his prime role.
He works long hours, he travels across time zones but cannot afford the luxury of jet lag, neither can he relax with a lunch time Punt e Mes.
Nothing phases this man but his mind is constantly in overdrive, always expecting the unexpected.
Who is he?
Domenico Giani, Inspector General of the Corpa della Gendarmeria at the Vatican, Head of the Holy Father's personal security team and whose only reward is his salary and his loyalty and affection for Pope Benedict - and ulcers!
|Besides the Pope Domenico Giani is the most|
photographed man in Rome