The goal of the Illuminati is the creation of a New World Order and the elimination of "organized religion." Before attacking Islam, in the so-called the "War on Terror", their first victim was the Catholic Church.
Ever since the advent of the Italian Carbonari, a subversive Masonic group headed by Giuseppe Mazzini, who succeeded Adam Weishaupt, there was a conspiracy to install a Pope of their own.
The Alta Vendita, written by Giuseppe Mazzini, details this Masonic plot. In its 1819 "Permanent Instruction" to its members, the Alta Vendita stated:
Our final end is that of Voltaire and of the French Revolution, the destruction forever of Catholicism and even of the Christian idea... Catholicism has a life much more tenacious than that. It has seen the most implacable, the most terrible adversaries, and it has often had the malignant pleasure of throwing holy water on the tombs of the most enraged... The Pope, whoever he may be, will never come to the secret societies. It is for the secret societies to come first to the Church, in the resolve to conquer the two...
The work which we have undertaken is not the work of a day, nor of a month, nor of a year. It may last many years, a century perhaps, but in our ranks the soldier dies and the fight continues... We do not mean to win the Popes to our cause, to make them neophytes of our principles, and propagators of our ideas... That which we ought to demand, that which we should seek and expect, as the Jews expected the Messiah, is a Pope according to our wants.