The Masonic Influence on Vatican

 Below is the Baldacchino of Saint Peter's Basilica. There are Masonic symbols, as well as the famous Merovingian related golden bees on this structure. Bees and the sun with streams of light from a face are emblems of Masonry  Masonic reference: Grand Lodge "Manual of Work" pp 52, 54

 Images are taken from the book: "Vatican Treasures 2000 Years of Art and Culture in the Vatican and Italy.Electa, edited by Giovanni Morello
 Note the sun face to the right of the three bees on the hanging valence under the statue.


  Below is a crest enlarged from the picture on the left bottom with a crest of three bees.







 On close examination of furniture used in the Vatican one will find the bees used as decorations along armrests and legs. They also appear on crests of various aristrocrats (royalty) who belong to the Merovinian bloodline. Cathedrals in Germany are plentiful and they date back to 1100 and still in tact. They spend much money to preserve these treasures. But along with it they are preserving the masonic history which is visible on grave stones markings within the Cathedrals. Most aristocrats which made up the political layer of Europe were in the brotherhood (Lodges), which is also visible on portraits which display their chains, incense containers and emblems. They were very active members of the Catholic church before Martin Luther . He not only reformed the Cathlic Church into the Protestant movement in northern Germany but also went after the Lodges.


After graduating from his university studies, Martin Luther went to Rome and was shocked by the spiritual laxity apparent in high ecclesiastical places. He completed his doctorate and became a professor in Wittenberg, Germany which became the cradle of the Reformation. He felt compelled to protest the practices of the dispensation of Roman Catholic indulgences. Luther posted 95 theses on the door of the castle church in 1517. At a meeting in 1918 with a papal legate at Augsburg, Luther refused to recant and was forced to declare himself at variance with the Roman Catholic church . He was excommunicated by the Pope in 1521. His friends placed him in safekeeping after which he translated the New Testament into German and began translating the entire Bible over the next ten years.

Roman Catholicism had made the Bible only available in Latin and was preached in Latin to the church population. That is why those years before Luther are called the "dark ages". There was no access to the Word of God in one's native language.

Martin Luther wrote a trackt entitled "The Freedom of a Christian Man" in which he presented a new ideal of piety - that of the Christian man, free in conscience by virtue of faith and charged with the duty of conducting himself properly in a Christian brotherhood. Emphasis was laid on justification by faith alone for the first time.

(The Columbia Encyclopedia 19th printing 59)