This revealing photo of Catholic Cardinal Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky, of the Ukraine, appeared in the magazine Inside the Vatican (1997), in an article entitled, "The Princes of the Church." Observe the cardinal's unusual staff, with its vile phoenix serpents facing each other and its Maltese Cross at the apex. This same imagery—the dual phoenix serpent—is found on the wall behind the black stone altar inside the sanctuary of Freemasonry's House of the Temple in Washington, D.C.
In Pergamos, where Revelation says that "Satan's seat" was, the sun deity was worshipped in the form of "Aesculapius, the man-instructing serpent." His seed, the son (or Antichrist), was the devil's spitting image—an incarnation, as depicted in the illustration at right (below) from Hislop's classic book, The Two Babylons.
According to Hislop, the mysterious symbol of the dual serpent was brought from Pergamos to Rome, where Satan began to be worshipped by the Pope and the Catholic hierarchy. Satan worship can thus be traced from Babylon, to Pergamos, to Rome.