The symbol of the Babylonian Empire, as depicted in Daniel Chapter 7, is a lion with eagle's wings.

Statue of the Lion of Babylon
in Iraq.


The lion was the ubiquitous symbol of ancient Babylon.

In Daniel Chapter 7, that Prophet used the lion with eagle's wings symbol when referring to the first universal empire.

After the Babylonian Captivity of Britannia in 1066, that lion became the symbol of the British Empire.

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon is depicted
as a ferocious lion
with eagle's wings.

Here is a quote from the real Saint Peter, who never once set foot in the city of Roma:

Be sober, be vigilant (Gk. gregorios); because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour (I St. Peter 5:8).

In the year that baby Leo was born, the Papacy was also in its infancy. Popes did not take a throne name until Pope John II in 533, so Leo kept his birth name.

When Leo became Pope in 440, a serious rift was already beginning between Old Roma and New Roma or Constantinople. The Council of Chalcedon, held in 451, and attended by 600 bishops, declared that Old Roma held the primacy only because it was the imperial city.

Pope Leo I (400461).
Pope from 440 to 461.

In 451, the Council of Chalcedon declared that Old Roma had the preeminence only because it was the imperial city.

It was then that Attila the Hun (406453) began ravaging the Eastern Roman Empire. He failed to conquer Constantinople, so he turned westward.

Pope Leo bribed him not to attack Roma, but in case he changed his mind, Leo sent him to "Hun hell" the following year!


The famous meeting between Pope Leo
and Attila the Hun in 452, by Raphael.

There is an amazing continuity between pagan and Papal Roma. Ambitious Roman generals, who wanted to be Caesars, would bribe barbarian chiefs to attack the frontier. Then they would march out, defeat them, and return in triumph. The Romans were awestruck by the persuasive power of Pope Leo over the "Scourge of God" Attila the Hun!

Pope Leo II (611
Pope from 682 to 683.

Pope Leo II was Pope during the era when the Exarch of Ravenna ruled large portions of Italy.

The Exarch was appointed by the Byzantine Emperor, and the Popes were subject to the civil power.

That situation was galling to the Papacy because they wanted complete independence from Constantinople.


The Exarchate of Ravenna
from 584 to 751.

Pope Leo II is considered a "good Pope" because his reign only lasted from August 682 to June 683.

Pope Leo III.
Pope from 795 to 816.

On Christmas Day in 800, Charlemagne—son of King Pepin—was crowned "Holy Roman Emperor" by Pope Leo III.

Since Charlemagne did not rule over Roma—he was a fake "Roman Emperor," as were all the members of his dynasty.

Coincidentally, Viking attacks on the Congregation founded by St. Patrick began about that time.



An artistic depiction of the crowning
of Charlemagne by Pope Leo III.

Leo was assaulted in Roma by partisans of the late Pope Adrian I, and fled to Charlemagne at Paderborn. The King of the Franks arbitrated the dispute, restoring Leo to his office. Leo subsequently crowned Charlemagne as "Holy Roman Emperor," which was not approved in Constantinople, although the Byzantines, occupied with their own defenses, were in no position to make much opposition.

Pope Leo IV.
Pope from 847 to 855.

Pope Leo had a rooster placed on top of the Old St. Peter's Basilica to commemorate Peter denying Christ 3 times!

Then he ordered that roosters be placed on all Catholic churches!

The pontiff was "praying" that Catholics would also deny Christ by converting to Islam!

Pope Leo's rooster that adorned the Old St. Peter's Basilica.

Construction of the Basilica, built over the historical site of the Circus of Nero, began during the reign of Emperor Jesus Constantine. The name "Old St. Peter's Basilica" has been used since the construction of the current Basilica to distinguish the two buildings.

Immediately after Pope Leo went to St. Peter, Pope Joan, disguised as Pope John the Englishman, wore the triple crown under the name Pope John/Joan VII.

Pope Joan VII.
Reigned from 855 to 857.

Pope Joan was elected to the Papacy in the year 855 under the name John/Joan VII.

She reigned for 2 years until her disguise was blown when she gave birth during a procession.

The birth of her baby was considered "miraculous" because Vatican officials told the people that she did not have a male lover!


Medieval artistic rendition of
Pope Joan giving birth.

To hide the reign of the female Pope, a Pope Benedict III was inserted between the reigns of Pope Leo and Pope Nicholas I. The numbering system of the Pope Johns was also changed as there is no Pope John XX.

Pope Leo V.
Pope from 903 to 904.

Until the 20th century, Pope Christopher was a legitimate Pope. Now he is called an "Antipope."

The Greek word anti, as in Antichrist, means a substitute or surrogate.

Since every Pope is an Antichrist, that means that an Antipope is actually a "good Pope." Both men were "good Popes" because their reigns were very short!


Pope Christoper I.
Pope from 903 to 904.

Both Popes were sent to St. Peter by the next pontiff named Sergius III. In Roma, the 10th century is known as "the rule of the harlots," or the pornocracy. That era is symbolized in the Apocalypse by the Congregation of Thyatira, when Jezebel was riding the Beast, and the Papacy was a veritable sewer of corruption.

Pope Leo VI.
Pope from 928 to 929.

The infamous Marozia was a veritable Jezebel on steroids and the precursor to Lucretia Borgia.

Marozia eliminated 3 pontiffs to make her favorite son Pope.

Marozia sent Popes John X and Popes Leo and Christopher to St. Peter in order to place her favorite son, Pope John XI, on the throne!


The infamous courtesan Marozia

The 5-year-reign of Pope John XI was considered a long reign during the 10th century when the life span of most pontiffs was very short indeed.

Pope Leo VII.
Pope from 936 to 939.

Pope Leo VII was a patron of monk Oddo of Cluny, who tried to "reform" the corrupt Benedictin