Definition of the Whore of Babylon in English:

the Whore of Babylon


archaic, derogatory
  • The Roman Catholic Church.

    • ‘In any case, the Cathars believed that the Roman Catholic Church was corrupt - the Whore of Babylon they called it.’
    • ‘And forget religious ecumenicalism, it still teaches that the Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon, a satanic version of Christianity.’
    • ‘Those conservative Protestant leaders who agreed with Catholics on such questions were seldom disposed to cooperate publicly with a church that some still regarded as the Whore of Babylon.’
    • ‘Others see it in a continuum of more old-fashioned American distaste for the Whore of Babylon that dwells in Rome, spinning Jesuitical plots.’
    • ‘In this, the Roman Church was revealed as the Whore of Babylon.’