The Illuminati families were instrumental in assisting the Jesuits in stealing both the gold reserves of the Catholic Church and the French State through the promotion of the French Revolution and then Napoleon. It also certain that the Jesuits obtained in their possession a number of extremely important and incriminating documents from the Vatican Secret Archives during the capture of Rome by the forces of Napoleon.
Each isolated cell of initiates reported to a superior, whom they did not know thus eliminating the chance of all Jesuits in a particular region being found and killed. Adolf Freiherr Knigge introduced Weishaupt to several nobles including Duke Ernest II of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1745–1804) who was sympathetic to the Jesuit cause and promised to sent the Illuminati plans of Weishaupt to Vicar General Stanislaus Czerniewicz in exile in Russia.
However, it was his Jesuit successor Gabriel Lenkiewicz (1785-1798) who recognized the value of the work of Weishaupt and promptly had it promulgated as the new official model and structure of the Jesuits in 1785. The Illuminati secret cell model of Weishaupt is credited with saving many hundreds of Jesuits throughout Europe and was used to extreme effect in the planning of the French Revolution some years later. He is the first to conceive of the “perfect terrorist cell” model, since used by many political-military factions to this day.
Restoration of Jesuits and supremecy of Illuminati upon the Jesuit victory over the Papacy and the restoration of the order by the Papal letter “Solicitudine Omnium Ecclesiarum” on August 14, 1814, a new order of power was established, with the Illuminati in an important position.