In the English language, JOHANAN is transliterated as JOHN, Ioannes in Latin, Giovanni in Italian, Jean in French, and Juan in Spanish.

Pope John I.
Pope from 523 to 526.

Pope John I was the last Pope not to use his own name.

Justin I was his contemporary in Constantinople, and he was the founder of the Justinian dynasty.

At that time, Roma and Constantinople had very close relations, and Pope John was sent on a "diplomatic mission" to Constantinople.



Justin I (450
Reigned from 518 to 527.

His real intent was to obtain the help of Justin I in suppressing the Ostrogoths.

The Ostrogoths—under Theodoric the Great—were genuine Christians who wanted nothing to do with the Papacy. That is why they were called ARIANS, and Pope John needed the cooperation of Justin I in suppressing them. Soon after his return from Constantinople, Theodoric imprisoned Pope John, and he went to St. Peter shortly thereafter.

Pope John II
Pope from 533 to 535.

Up to the time of Pope John II, Popes kept their birth names. Pope John's real name was Mercurius Praeiectus.

He was named after the Roman god Mercury, Hermes in Greek.

Mercurius decided that a pagan name like Mercurius was inappropriate for a Pope, so he adopted the name John.

Coincidentally, Egyptian Pharaohs also adopted a throne name.


The Roman god Mercury
holding the caduceus.

Mercury is shown holding a caduceus, which was originally a magic wand awarded to him by Apollyon. The Pope's staff or rod was adopted from the caduceus!

Just 6 years after his reign ended, the Plague of Justinian devastated Eastern Europe and North Africa, resulting in the deaths of 25 to 50 million people!

Pope John III.
Pope from 561 to 574.

In 574, Caliph Muawiyah I surrounded Constantinople with a huge Arab army and navy.

Everybody associated the Arabs with the DESERT.

Mecca is in the DESERT of Saudi Arabia.


Muawiyah I (602-680) led the first Arab siege of Constantinople.
Muawiyah I (602–680) led the first
Arab siege of Constantinople.

Byzantine Emperor Constantine IV led the heroic defense of the city. The Arabs were confronted by a secret weapon called Greek Fire. It was somewhat like napalm and actually burned on the water. It was the ancient world's equivalent of the atomic bomb.

Another milestone during his reign was the death of Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 565. Justinian played a pivotal role in the history of the Papacy during his long reign.

Pope John IV.
Pope from 640 to 642.

During the Papacy of Pope John IV, Constantinople was besieged on all sides.

Emperor Heraclius overthrew the corrupt Emperor Phocas, who conferred on Pope Boniface III the title "Universal Bishop."

The year 606 was the official beginning of the 1260 years of Papal supremacy.

Heraclius also made Greek the official language of the Byzantine Empire.

Emperor Heraclius (575
Reigned from 610 to 641.

By changing the official language from Latin to Greek, Emperor Heraclius drove a wedge between Roma and Constantinople that still continues to this day. Furthermore, Constantinople was located in an area that was formally part of the Greek or Third Universal Empire.

Pope John V.
Pope from 685 to 686.

Pope John V 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.

By 686, dissension was growing between Roma and Constantinople over language, images, appointment of Popes, the nature of Christ, etc., etc. The 2 cities were not on the same page at all concerning vital theological issues.

Pope John VI.
Pope from 701 to 705.

Another group that vied for control of Italy was the Lombards.

Even though they were Christians, the Lombards were less odious to the Papacy because they were weak militarily.

Pope John sent an embassy to Britannia with orders to suppress the Celtic date for Passover-Resurrection.

Church of San Vitalle in Ravenna.

Pagan Roma withdrew from Britannia in 410, but in 704, Pope John VI received an embassy from that island named Wilfrid of York. Wilfrid was sent back to Britannia with order for King Æthelred of Mercia to implement Papal "reforms." Foremost on his agenda was the suppression of the Celtic date for Passover-Resurrection.

Pope John VII.
Pope from 705 to 711.

During the reign of Pope John VII, Italy was in chaos because 3 powers vied for control of the country: the Exarch of Ravenna, the Lombards, and the Papacy.

In 717, under Caliph Umar II, the Muslims tried again to conquer Constantinople, but Greek Fire kept them at bay.

The conflict with the Muslims greatly weakened the Exarch in Ravenna, and the Lombards were able to conquer the entire country.

Caliph Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz

In 755, a miraculous event happened when Pope Stephen II received an airmail letter from St. Peter up in heaven. The missive demanded that King Pepin of the Franks deliver Roma from the Lombards.

Monks writing the missive from St. Peter up in heaven.
Benedictine monks forging the missive
from "St. Peter" up in heaven.

It is beyond belief, but Roma became a monarchy once again in 755, with the infamous airmail letter from "St. Peter" to King Pepin of the Franks, commanding him to save Roma from the Lombards!!

That was the second beginning of the 1260 years of Papal supremacy!

King Pepin was astonished that St. Peter even knew about him!!
King Pepin was astonished that "St. Peter"
even knew about him!!

The year 755 marks the official begriming of the Papal States and the Popes began to wear the Triple Crown in commemoration of that event.

Pope John VIII.
Pope from 872 to 882.

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.


Charles the Bald (823877).
Ruled from 875 to 877.

The area King Charles ruled over was neither Roman nor holy. All of the king that followed Charlemagne were crowned by the Popes.

By being crowned by Pope Leo III, Charlemagne set a precedent that was followed by all the other kings of the fake "Holy Roman Empire" dynasty.

Pope John IX
Pope from 899 to 900.

Pope John IX is considered a "good Pope" because he had a very short reign.

Those are the Popes who should be canonized.

His pontificate fell during the reign of fake "Roman Emperor" Arnulf of Carinthia.



The seal of Arnulf of Carinthia.
Fake "Roman Emperor" from 881 to 899.

In 896, Arnulf suffered a stroke and could no longer rule his fake "Roman Empire." He died in December 899 and Pope John IX followed him the following year.

Pope Joan VII was removed from the list of canonical Popes!

The name Joan is the female transliteration of John, Giovanna in Italian, and Juana in Spanish. In the list of Pope Johns there is no Pope Pope John XX due to the fact that Pope Joan was eliminated from the list.

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.

Saint Martin Luther, in his Table Talk, states that he saw a commemorative statue of Pope Joan when he visited Roma in 1510:

In Rome, in a public square, there is a stone monument to commemorate the pope who was really a woman and gave birth to a child on that very spot. I have seen the stone myself, and I find it astonishing that the popes permit it to exist. (Luther, Table Talk, p.133).

When Saint Martin was excommunicated by Pope Leo X, he began an intensive study of the Book of Daniel and the Apocalypse of Saint John. It was from a study of those 2 books that led him to write his magnum opus entitled On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church.

Vital links


Luther, Saint Martin. Table Talk. William Du-gard, London, 1652.

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

Rappaport, Angelo S. The Love Affairs of the Vatican. Barnes & Nobles Books, New York, 1995. (Originally published in 1912).

Woodrow, Ralph. Babylon Mystery Religion Ancient and Modern. Ralph Woodrow Evangelistic Association. Riverside, CA., 1966.