On February 8, 1992 Cardinal Ratzinger delivered a speech at the Catholic University of Milan that was critical of President George H. W. Bush's "new world order". In the speech, Cardinal Ratzinger recalled Robert Hugh Benson's 1907 book LORD OF THE WORLD and said it described "a similar unified civilization and its power to de. stroy the spirit. The anti-Christ is represented as the great carrier of peace in a similar new world order."
Benedict XV, on July 25, 1920 delivered an encyclical BONUM SANE, in which he warned: "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 a community of possessions, would banish all national loyalties. In it no acknowledgment would be made of the authority of a father over his children, or of God over human society. If these ideas are put into practice, there will inevitably follow a reign of unheard of terror."