Charlemagne was king in Europe and his goal was to create a Christian empire. Charlemagne and the pope worked together by Charlemagne giving Pope Leo protection and was rewarded by the the Pope by being crowned Holy Roman Emperor. As a result, the pope crowned the emperor which made the Byzantine emperor angry.
*gasp* I, the king, was here first!
sorry, buddy, I don't think so
Charlemagne believed that God had made him emperor to do God's work on earth. However, the Pope disagreed and believed the church had made Charlemagne emperor. Also, in the 200 years later, different views led to problems faced between the Pope and emperor.
Charlemagne was a devout Christian and tried to rule in a Christian manner. He wanted to improvise the church, so he made the monks, nuns, and preists live by strictly Christian rules. Also, many of his mointors were pulled from the clergy to fix cases of injustice, and have people live in peace.
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In 1073, Pope Gregory the seventh became Pope and issued a list of rules talking about his power over the emperor and church. King Henry ignored the Pope's rules and named his own bishop to Millan, Italy. Because of that, Henry and the Pope did not get along.
The conflict between the Pope and King Henry all started because when Henry ignored the Pope's rules and named his own bishop to a city. As a comeback, the Pope also appointed a rival bishop. Henry was angered by this and tried to remove Pope Gregory as Pope, but instead Gregory excommunicated Henry. Also, all of Henry's subjects were freed from their feudal oaths.
The conflict ended for Pope Gregory and King Henry ended when Henry stood in the snow for three days and the Pope finally forgave Henry. Later, Henry got revenge on the Pope by arching his army to Rome and forcing him from office. In 1122, the Concordat of Worms was an agreement signed by Pope Gregory and King Henry saying that only the Pope could appoint bishops, but only kings could appoint nobles. This agreement was not affective howver and the Pope and King still continued to not get along.