I wish I were emperor to be special in God's eyes.
This is so heavy.
I Pope Leo III crown you "Emperor of the Romans".
The church made Charlemagne the new emperor.
God made me the emperor.
Charlemagne was a devout Christian that controlled the empire. Charlemagne ruled in a Christian manner with many of his advisors drawn from a clergy. His goal was to have the title of emperor which gave him a special relationship with god. He ordered priests, monks, and nuns to live strictly by church rules.
I Pope Gregory VII, take supreme authority over the church and non church leaders.
Pope Leo III and Charlemagne worked together to strengthen the power of the church in the Roman Empire. As a reward for his support, the pope crowned Charlemagne emperor. This lead to strengthening the power of the Western Europe churches and growing a division between the Western and Eastern churches which led to a complete split
I forgive you, Henry IV, for defying my rules.
Please forgive me for my actions.
Charlemagne believed that God had made him emperor in order to do God’s work on Earth. It was the duty of the Pope to assist him with this, yet the pope believed that the church had made Charlemagne emperor. The emporer would assist the church in doing God's work on Earth. About 200 years later there was a dramatic clash between an emperor and the pope.
We agree to the Concordat of Worms
In 1073, Pope Gregory declared supreme authority over the the church and secular leaders. He also claimed the power to choose bishops, and could remove emperors from the throne. King Henry IV thought it was a direct attack on his own power and rights. This practically set them up for a battle of the wills between them.
There was conflict between the two. The conflict was that Henry ignored the rules and appointed a bishop. To combat this Pope Gregory appointed a rival bishop. Henry then tried to remove Gregory as Pope which led to Henry being excommunicated by Gregory. The Pope did free Henry's subjects from the feudal oaths of loyalty to the emporer. Across Europe people took sides. The pope forgave Henry but the conflict still continued.
The conflicts ended when the Holy Roman empire and the Church reached an agreement called the Concordat of Worms in 1122 CE. The Concordat of Worms gave the Church sole authority to appoint bishops but it allowed emperors to give fiefs to bishops to win their loyalty. The agreement did not work out and the popes and rulers continued to have conflicts.