Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
See the Wikipedia definitions and the photos below, and tell me why the New Testament book of Revelation in chapter 17 doesn’t describe the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church! It has been estimated by careful and reputed historians of the Catholic Inquisition that 50 million people were slaughtered for the crime of “heresy” by Roman persecutors between the A.D. 606 and the middle of the 19th century. Is this not in fulfillment of what Babylon the Great has done according to Revelation 17:6?
Cardinal is a vivid red, which may get its name from the cassocks worn by Catholic cardinals (although the color worn by cardinals is actually scarlet), or from the bird of the same name.- Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_%28color%29
Photos of Roman Catholic Cardinals
Purple was the color worn by Roman Emperors and magistrates, and later by Roman Catholic bishops. – Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple