Yes, folks, some things are more central to the Church’s life than others.
For example, what the Vatican police wear.
The gendarme of the Vatican have a new look.
Here is the design. Note that the shape of the hat has changed, as as the color (darker blue than before). The necktie is gone, except on the dress uniform with the jacket.
The Vatican Gendarmeria have accompanied Benedict XVI to Bressanone to help with security during His Holiness vacation.