Pope and Emperror of middle ages
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Pope Gregory VII and Emperor Henry IV
Popes and emperors started fighting over the right to choose bishops.
Emperor Henry IV only had political power, while Pope Gregory VII had political and spiritual power.
After the pope questioned the emperors authority the emperor convinced German bishops to remove Gregory, the pope in return excommunicated Henry.
Since Henry wanted so badly to stay in power he begged the Pope for forgiveness by standing outside the pope's home in the snow barefoot and the Pope forgave him.
Since the Pope was able to make the emperor do this for him, he proved that he was a lot more powerful then him.
A new pope and emperor made a comprise where the Pope would choose the officials, but the officals still had to obey the emperor.
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