Pope and Emperror of middle ages

Pope and Emperror of middle ages

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Pope Gregory VII and Emperor Henry IV

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  • Popes and emperors started fighting over the right to choose bishops.
  • Emperor Henry IV only had political power, while Pope Gregory VII had political and  spiritual power.
  • After the pope questioned the emperors authority the  emperor convinced German bishops to remove Gregory, the pope in return excommunicated Henry.
  • Since Henry wanted so badly to stay in power he begged the Pope for forgiveness by standing outside the pope's home in the snow barefoot and the Pope forgave him.
  • Since the Pope was able to make the emperor do this for him, he proved that he was a lot more powerful then him. 
  • A new pope and emperor made a comprise where the Pope would choose the officials, but the officals still had to obey the emperor.
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