He wanted to free Italy. He dreamt of a country in which religion and justice would prevail. He believed that once victory was achieved he could either convert or destroy liberalism. Which he now favored as a means.
Meanwhile, the Grand Masters of the Freemasons had drawn up a Permanent Instruction. It revealed the secret aims of the organization; it was the handbook that directed and guided the higher-placed members who had been chosen to lead the whole Masonic movement and that of the other secret societies, especially in Italy.