The pope is now the only one allowed to chose bishops and take the king from his power.
This is outgrageous! How can anyone like these rules?
You will be the new bishop whether Pope Gregory likes it or not.
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE!
I'm honored sir.
When will this end!!
Oh boy, here we go again..
In 1073, Hildebrand was named Pope Gregory VII. He had powerful views and ideas about his position, and believed the pope alone could only chose bishops and remove the emperor from power. However, King Henry IV disagreed with his opinion especially when Gregory issued a set of rules which did not settle well with Henry.
I guess I'll give you a break. You are forgiven.
Please forgive me for what I did, I'm truly sorry for my actions.
The king disliked what the pope was doing so much to the point where he decided to ignore the pope's rules and declare his own bishop for the city of Milan. Not only this, but Henry attempted to remove Gregory as pope. In response, Gregory excommunicated Henry and freed all his subjects from the oath they had with their emperor.
I recommend you step down from your duty as pope before anyone gets hurt.
Oh my gosh how could this be!
In Europe at the time, people like the clergy and secular rulers began taking sides. All Henry wanted at this time was to end his excommunication brought upon him from the pope.
King Henry then decided to go see the pope in hopes he would forgive him and end the excommunication which he deserved.
Gregory did actually forgive the king. However, Henry thought it would be a good idea to get revenge on him by forcing the pope out of his office, marching his troops into Rome while he was at it.
With all these conflicts between the pope and the king, an agreement called the Concordat of Worms was finally created in hopes of stopping all the commotion. This agreement was created by the Church and the Holy Roman Empire, but unfortunately, it did not stop the dispute between the two positions pope and king.