Pope Gregory claimed he had supreme authority over the church and secular leaders. He also claimed to have the power to choose bishops. Another power pope Gregory claimed to have was to remove emperors from the throne.
As pope I have the power to remove an emperor from the throne and choose bishops.
Soon what Pope Gregory said went around the town. Soon everyone knew what Pope Gregory had said. When Henry, the emperor hear this news he took this as a direct attack towards him. Other people also
He claims to have the power to choose Bishops!
I should have the power to chose our towns bishop!
Henry did not like what the pope had said. The emperor should have the power to choose a bishop which is why he was mad. He also thought pope Gregory was going to remove him as emperor.
The clash between the emperor and the pope began. The first strike was when the emperor completely ignored the popes rules and named his own bishop. Henry knew the pope would do something to name his own bishop.
You are going to be our new bishop!
Pope Gregory did just what Henry suspected. Pope Gregory appointed a rival Bishop. Henry thought this was foolish and rude.
You have been appointed bishop.
You cant do that!
Henry the emperor did not like what the pope had done. He tried to remove pope Gregory as pope. This did not work pope Gregory would not be removed.