I'll show who is stronger. Henry just acting cool when I could excommunicate him. I could appoint people and I will not care what he says.
Why would the Pope excommunicate me I never harmed him!
In the beginning the Power Hungry Pope sent a letter to King Henry and invited him to his Synod and if didn't he would excommunicate with him. Selfish Henry said no and the war begun. The pope always wanted power while Henry was greedy.
After Henry didn't come to the Synod and that he chose a rival bishop, Gregory became mad. So mad that he decided to excommunicate him.
The Second Battle
When Henry was excommunicated and his subjects were freed, he was enraged at the Pope but he didn't want to be excommunicated so he went to the church.
Concordat of Worms ----------------------- The Pope and Ruler will share power and have to agree on which bishop they pick. Pope will want lots of power and king will not be greedy.
After Henry got excommunicated he waited 3 days outside the castle before the Pope noticed. Later the Pope forgave him.
Even though the Pope forgave Henry they still had conflicts until they died.(Could Not Find Scroll)
In the end the Church and the Holy Roman Empire came to an agreement that was called the Concordat of Worms.