I believe that god made me emperor in order for me to do god's work
I believe that the church made you emperor because it is the duty of the emperor to assist the church
These are the new rules now.
Pope's Rules -Supreme authority over secular/church leaders -Power To Choose Bishops -Remove emperors from throne
The emperor was a devout christian that wanted to improve the church. The Pope and emperor worked together. The Pope then rewarded the emperor by officially crowning him emperor.
I don't care about the Pope's rules. I now appoint my own bishop for Milan, Italy.
Hello, I am your new Bishop
The emperor and the pope were disagreeing. They believed different things why the emperor became emperor. 200 years after his coronation, these views led to a dramatic clash between an emperor and the pope.
He will come see me eventually.
Ahh! Good to see you, I have come to apologize for what I have done.
I forgive you. But this conflict is not over yet.
The Pope issued rules declaring his supreme authority over secular/church leaders. He believed that he had the power to choose bishops and he thought he could remove emperors from the throne. There rules had a big impact on the Emperor's rules and power. The Emperor was ready for a clash of wills between each other.
These conflicts still went on forever with the new emperors and popes.
We have come to an agreement! The concordat of Worms.
Concordat of Worms -Church has sole authority to choose bishops -Emperors can give fiefs to gain bishops loyalty
The conflict began when the emperor ignored the Pope's rules and named his own bishop for the city of Milan, Italy. In return the Pope then appointed is own rival bishop, after this, the emperor tried to remove the Pope. The Pope then excommunicated the emperor.
The emperor stood outside the Pope's Italian castle for 3 days, knowing that the Pope would eventually see him. The Pope forgave the emperor, but the conflict still went on. The conflict went on until they both died. It did not stop until both sides of the conflict came to an agreement after both the Pope and emperor died.
This agreement that they came to was called the concordat of Worms. It 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 their loyalty. Despite this Popes and emperors continued to have small conflicts.