For the first 3 centuries, there were 10 great pagan persecutions of Christianity, culminating in the longest and bitterest under Emperor Diocletian. It is called the Era of the Martyrs, and the bishops and deacons were always the first to be arrested and executed. In Roma, it is known as the Era of the Catacombs, when the life of the Christians consisted of persecutions above ground . . . and prayer underground. Persecution kept the Congregation pure and nobody lifted up his head above his brothers, or sought preeminence.


Pope Pius I (140155)
never existed!
 

It is absurd to claim that there were any Popes in Roma prior to Emperor Jesus Constantine.

The handsome Emperor Antoninus Pius was sole ruler of the Empire during the reign of the mythical Pope Pius I.

Pius means devoted to the Roman gods, and he was a devout worshipper of Jupiter and Minerva.

 

Emperor Antoninus Pius (86161). Emperor from 138 to 161.

Antoninus Pius is famous for building the Antonine Wall in Caledonia . . . which later was the birthplace of Saint Patrick....He was an enlightened pagan who despised Mars . . . but was piously devoted to Jupiter and Minerva.


Pope Pius II (1405–1464).
Pope from 1458 to 1464.
 

The future Pope Pius II was 48-years-old when Constantinople fell to the Terrible Turks in 1453.

Prior to that time he worked very closely with Sultan Mehmed II.

After the calamitous fall of the city, he "prayed" that the Sultan would continue the conquest of Western Europe.

 
Sultan Mehmed II (1449-1481). Conqueror of Constantinople.
Sultan Mehmed II (1449–1481).
Conqueror of Constantinople.

The Sultan needed no encouragement for that . . . only more money and advisors from the Vatican....Western Europe was ripe for conquest because the Black Death had reduced the population by 50 million souls.


Pope Pius III (1439–1503).
Pope from Sept. 1503 to Oct. 1503.
 

Pope Pius III was Pope for only 26 days and then he succumbed to the poison cup of Cesare Borgia.

His reign was the shortest in pontifical history.

Borgia was very anxious to follow his father into the Chair of St. Peter.

"Warrior Pope" Julius II despised the Catalans, so he prevented Cesare from succeeding his father as pontiff.

 

Pope Julius II.
Pope from 1503 to 1513.

"Warrior Pope" Julius II was also a great patron of the arts, and he commissioned Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel. He was succeeded by the infamous Pope Leo X, who excommunicated Saint Martin Luther.


Pope Pius IV (1499 1565).
Pope from 1559 to Dec. 1565.
 

Pope Pius IV was pontiff during the Great Siege of Malta.

His boss, Jesuit general Francis Borgia, made sure that he stuck to pious platitudes and "prayers."

Geopolitics prevented the Vatican from offering direct help to the Terrible Turks, because there were still millions of Frenchmen who hated Islam.

 

French Knight Jean de la Valette
(14951568).

If the Terrible Turks had captured the strategic island of Malta, the entire Mediterranean would have been a Turkish lake. The last time Western Europe faced such an ominous fate was during the pontificate of Gregory III in 732.


Pope Pius V (15041572).
Pope from 1566 to 1572.
 

In 1572, Pope Pius issued a Bull excommunicating Sultana Elizabeth I.

Prior to that time, the Popes "forbid" Catholic nations from arming the Terrible Turks.

Since England was now a "Protestant" country, that ban did not apply, so the Levant Company was established to funnel arms and military advisors to the Terrible Turks.

 
Queen Elizabeth I.
The Rainbow Portrait of Elizabeth I.
Sultana from 155
9 to 1603.

As early as 1575, British agents were sent incognito to Constantinople to prepare the groundwork for formal diplomatic relations. They had some vital inducements to offer the Terrible Turks: military and naval advisors with arms and ammunition.

Just prior to the pontificate of Pius VI, the Jesuits were banned permanently and perpetually by Pope Clement XIV.


Pope Pius VI (1717–1799).
Pope from 1775 to 1799.
 

The banning of the Jesuits permanently and perpetually in 1773 led to the American and French Revolutions.

Pope Pius VI presided over both Revolutions.

Coincidently, during the Reign of Terror, the guillotine was introduced into France as the preferred method of execution.

In Islam, BEHEADING is the favorite method of execution (Sura 7:14).

 

The barbaric beheading of King
Louis XVI, Jan. 21, 1793.

King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette were both sent to the guillotine. The Reign of Terror lasted from 1792 to 1794 and thousands were sent to the guillotine.


Pope Pius VII (1742–1823).
Pope from 1800 to 1823.
 

In 1804, Pius VII traveled to Paris and crowned Napoleon Emperor of the French.

Napoleon means "real Apollyon."

In 1812, that "real Apollyon" invaded Russia; the Russians retreated before his Grande Armée, and then came roaring back!

To the horror of Pope Pius, Tsar Alexander I chased Napoleon all the way back to Paris.

 

Tsar Alexander I (1777–1825).
Tsar from 1801 to 1825.

When the great Tsar reached Paris, he forced the British to sign the Treaty of Ghent, putting an end to the British attempt to conquer the Louisiana Territory!

The Russians have always retreated before overwhelming force. They did so before Napoleon, then Hitler in 1941, and again at the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. Against overwhelming odds, Russia has always made a spectacular comeback and saved Christian civilization!


Pope Pius VIII (1761–1830).
Pope from 1829 to 1830.
 

Pope Pius VIII only reigned for 1 year before he was given the poisoned chalice by Pope Gregory XVII.

Pope Gregory banned gas lighting and railroads in the Papal States, calling them "the work of the devil."

He was a bitter foe of Italian unification heroes Giuseppe Garibaldi and Giuseppe Mazzini.

 

Pope Gregory XVI (1791–1846).
Pope from 1831 to 1846.

The next Pope named Pius was even more reactionary that Gregory XVI. Today, he is mostly remembered for the publication of his Syllabus of Errors, his infallibility decree, and the Fall of the Papal States in 1870.


Pope Pius IX (1792–1878).
Pope from 1846 to 1878.
 

Pius IX needs no introduction. In 1864, he issued the deadly Syllabus of Errors which totally condemned modern civilization.

During the U.S. Civil War, he recognized the Confederacy.

In July 1870, at the First Vatican Council, he was declared infallible.

In August 1870, Napoleon III declared war on Prussia.

 

General Raffaele Cadorna (1815–1897) led the liberating army into the city.

In September 1870, Roma was liberated by Italian troops led by general Raffaele Cadorna.

All the Bible commentaries on Daniel and the Apocalypse predicted that 1866 would see the downfall of the Papal power in Italy. When that date passed and nothing happened, Pius IX relaxed, and called an Ecumenical Council in 1870. Then the blow from heaven fell like a stroke of lighting, and the Papal States were finally gone with the wind!


Pope Pius X (1835–1914).
Pope from 1903 to 1914.
 

With the blessing of Pope Leo XIII, King Umberto I was assassinated by the British Secret Service on July 29, 1900.

King Umberto I adamantly opposed the restoration of the Papal States.

His son and successor, Victor Emmanuel III, was a physical and mental midget, and the next to the last king to misrule Italy.

 
King Victor Emmanuel III
King Victor Emmanuel III
(1869–1947).
King from August 1900 to 1946.

Nicknamed "the Dwarf" because of his diminutive stature, even Queen Victoria towered over him. The king was an Anglophile and spoke English fluently:

Although like all male children of the dynasty he had a strict military upbringing, he was unusual in possessing a less provincial and more intellectual bent than his forbears. He had an English nurse, followed by an Irish governess who was the widow of a colonel in the British army, and he remembered speaking more English than Italian until his fourteenth birthday. Until the age of nineteen his education was then entrusted to Colonel Oslo, a good soldier and exacting disciplinarian who had scholarly and artistic tastes. Oslo taught his not very appreciative pupil to read some of Horace and Virgil in the original Latin, and succeeded in giving him an abiding interest in history and numismatics. (Mack Smith, Italy and its Monarchy, p. 147).

The king also felt that the British were responsible for the Franco-Prussian War and the loss of the Papal States. In 1902, he chose a select group of promising young men to attend the British spying school in the British Crown Colony of Switzerland. Mussolini was among the "chosen few."


Pope Pius XI (1857–1939).
Pope from 1922 to 1939.

 

In February 1929, Mussolini signed the Lateran Accords on behalf of the king.

The Accords gave the Pope 110 acres (0.44 square km) which became known as Vatican City State.

Italy now had 3 rulers: Pope Pius XI, Victor Emmanuel III, and Mussolini.

 

Mussolini signing the Lateran Accords Mussolini signing the Lateran Accords
on behalf of the king.

Pius, with the help of his successor Eugenio Pacelli, negotiated a Concordat with Nazi Germany in 1933.


Pope Pius XII (1876–1958).
Pope from 1939 to 1958.
 

Instead of a descendant of the "real Apollyon" invading Russia in 1941, it was Winston Churchill's cousin Adolf Hanover/Hitler.

The Russians retreated before the Nazi juggernaut and came roaring back as usual!

To the horror of imperious Pope Pius XII, the Russians entered Berlin . . . instead of Hitler entering Moscow!

 

Adolf Hanover/Hitler (18891962).
Führer from 1933 to 1945.

Pius was not too distraught by the great Russian victory because Cardinal Spellman was now his new ally in the New Jerusalem!

In 1950, Pope Pius declared that the Virgin Miriam was assumed bodily into heaven immediately after her death. It was Saint John the Beloved who was assumed bodily into heaven . . . not the Virgin Miriam.

Pope Pius XII was the last Pius in the nightmarish Papal dynasty. The best way to rescue Catholics . . . and Muslims . . . from the Babylonian system is to present a true history of the Papal dynasty:

Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity, for it is the time of JEHOVAH's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompense (Jeremiah 51:6).

And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (Apocalypse 18:4).


Vital links


References

Mac Smith, Denis. Italy and its Monarchy. Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 1989.

Norwich, John Julius. Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy. Random House, New York, 2011.


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