The Masonic Influence on the Vatican I

Note the crosses which are worn to this day by  Pope John Paul


 The Catholic Encyclopedia (1991), Paratura: comes from French appareiller ("to make fit") and refers to a small oblong panel of embroidery on the cuffs and at the front bottom part of the alb, as well as along the top portion of the amice. The apparel can be of gold or silver thread, as well as of the appropriate liturgical color for the day (except black)

 Ibid., p 713- A Pallium: The circular band of white wool with two hanging pieces (front and back) decorated with six black crosses, worn over the shoulders by all metropolitan archbishops and by the Pope himself. Its origins are somewhat obscure.

It is used in the ceremony for blessing the lambs from whose wool the pallia are woven annually takes place on January 21, the feast of St. Agnes

 Notice the crosses in this pattern used for witchcraft taken from a book: Mormonism, Magic and Freemasonry, Utah Lighthouse SLC - 1988 p 17. Masons attach great importance to emblems.


In Masonry the bee hive is an emblem of industry, and recommends the practice of that virtue to all created beings, from the highest Seraph in Heaven to the lowest reptile of the dust. (Masonic Manual p 52)

Tiara described: Ibid., p 933 (Note the cross on the collar ) Tiara: the crown or ceremonial headdress proper to the Supreme Pontiff. Shaped like a BEEHIVE. It is made of silver cloth (sometimes gold) with three golden crowns ornamented with precious stones. A small cross sits on its highest point. The three crowns or diadems give the tiara its other name, tiregnum or "threefold rule."

The first coronet may be taken to symbolize the Vicar of Christ's universal episcopate, the second his supremacy of jurisdiction and the third his temporal influence.

The tiara traces its origin, like the mitre, to the ancient phrygium, which was given to the Popes as a privilege by CONSTANTINE and later given to other bishops. However, as with the mitre, it owes its ultimate origin to the Old Testament priesthood. It simply developed in a different direction because of the universal and supreme authority conferred by Christ on Peter and his successors... any future Pope is free to be crowned with it..

Notice the bee hive, the two crossed keys and six bees. This crest appears with Facade of Saint Peter's. 1548 p. 83

Notice the dragon on this crest, also portrayed with St Peter's 1615 p.1081 1620, 1628 p 101


 Taken from Vatican Treasures, 2000 Years of Art and Culture in the Vatican and Italy. This crest was part of an architectural plan of "Old Saint Peter's, 1589-90 (cat. no 22) (A) The hand is symbolic of Masonry and represents the hand of God. (B)3 circles on chains = 3 great lights- the sun, moon and stars (trinity of power, wisdom, harmony - creation, dissolution and reproduction by all creeds in their numerous Trinities) (C) The cord and a certain knot "Brezel Knoten" has to do with eternal life. Note the cross in the top. It doesn't have the rose in the middle but the shape is that of the Rosae Crucis Mystical Order. The four sides are of equal length.