"The coming of a world state is longed for by all the worst and most distorted elements. This state, based on the principles of absolute equality of men and community of goods, would banish all national loyalties.
In it there would be no recognition of the authority of a father over his children, or of God over human society. If these ideas are put into practice, an unprecedented reign of terror will inevitably follow."
Benedict XV, "Bonum Sane" (1920)