The Rules supreme authority over both Church and secular, or non church, leaders. the pope alone had the power to choose bishops. has the power to remove emperors from the throne.
Charlemagne was a devout Christian. His goal was to improve the Church. When Pope Leo needed help he came to Charlemagne for refuge . Due to this, Pope Leo crowned Charlemagne Emperor.
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Charlemagne believed that God had made him Emperor in order to do God’s work on Earth. The Pope believed that the duty of the Emperor was to assist the Church in doing God’s work on Earth. 200 years later after Charlemagne's coronation, these different views led to a dramatic clash between an Emperor and the Pope.
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In 1073 Pope Gregory issued a list of rules declaring his supreme authority over both church and secular, or non church, leaders. King Henry at the time, reacted to Gregory’s new rules. They were a direct attack on his own power and rights. The stage was set for a clash of wills between the two men.
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The conflict between Pope Gregory and the Emperor was who had the most power. For example, who got to choose the bishops. That was one of the main conflicts between them. People across Europe time by time started to take sides.
The conflict between Pope Gregory and King henry ended when King Henry went to the Pope to try and get the Pope to forgive him. Some say that the Pope made the King wait three days before he would see him. The concordat of Worms was was an agreement that gave the church the sole authority to appoint bishops. But it also allowed Emperors to give fiefs, or grants of land, to bishops in order to win there loyalty.
The power struggle between popes and rulers continued long after Gregory and Henry died. Despite the Concordat of Worms, popes and rulers continued to have conflicts. In other words, the Pope and the Emperor were never able to just get along.