The Illuminati recognize and use the power of symbols. From Corporate Logos to Ecclesiastical decoration all hide subconscious symbols in plain sight.
Pope Benedict's coat of arms is a very busy collection of arcane Illuminati symbols.
The equal armed cross is not a christian symbol but a tantric one. A horizontal line representing the female OS the womb entrance and the vertical line the eye of the penis pressed together in heterosexual intercourse to form the equal armed cross.
The five pointed star with the head down and legs spread above is the symbol of the left hand or Lucerferic/Satanic Path.
Notice the Moors head and the beast all show the left hand eye only and are facing the left hand path.
The Moors head in normal use is uncrowned. In this depiction it represents Satan's face darkened by the soot of war, King of the World.
Notice none of the crosses are upright.
That is because crosses at right angles represent light. A light ray is an electric field and magnetic field at right angles. Angles at 45 degrees such as the cross of Saint Andrew represent the dark corners formed when light enters.
The Beast carrying the Letters Patent in a dark crossed satchel authorizing the Kings of the Nation States to rule their temporal kingdoms.
The shell with 9 flutes is a Kabbalistic symbol representing the 9 emanations of god projected down into matter. The First sphere in the center is Kether the crown and represents the Sun. The other 9 planets in the Bode System are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres (Moon), Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune focus of the Triple Kundalini Fire of the Solar System as it enters from the Galactic Core at the bottom.
When we use the equal arm crosses and circles as the overlay points we see the Masonic symbols of the Compass and Square and the eye of the unseen God looking out of the triangular portal.
The compass is also an inverted pentagram leaving no doubt to which path this masonic tradition follows.
The crescent moon at the base and the phallus dipped in black is a symbol of the worst form of sex magic. Sexual penetration in its most degraded pedophile/bestiality form.
Crossed keys and Bishops Mitre with a symbolic triple tiara on it are traditional symbols of the papacy.
The crossed keys signify man locked out of the God's Kingdom the garden of Eden with the Pope controlling re-entry. Gold and silver represent Sun and Moon energies further amplification of a tantra theme.
The bishops mitre is a Yoni female symbol of the feminine Church and the triple crown is symbol of the Popes temporal and heavenly authority over Heaven, Earth and Hell.
Notice now the only remotely Christian symbol the falling crosses in the key tongue, lie outside of the triangular line on top of the Red Shield (German Rotschilde) draped in Gold.
Here is the Vatican's link to their explanation.
I am Alpha and Omega