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An argument went on between Gregory and Henry. This argument was on whether Henry or Gregory should choose the next Bishop. Gregory got rejected by the Roman's on whether he should pick the next Bishop because of Henry. So Gregory "Excommunicated" Henry. Henry then traveled to Italy to apologize to Gregory. Before Gregory forgave him Henry stood out in the snow for three days out side of Gregory's room.

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Pope Gregory died leaving Henry iv to do as he pleased


The conflict between Pope Gregory VII and Emperor Henry IV is called the Investiture Controversy, it was over who had the right to appoint Bishops, the Emperor or the Pope.


Henry crossed the freezing Alps to the Italian town of Canossa. He approached the castle where the Pope Gregory VII was a guest and then begged humbly to be forgiven.


Henry IV of Germany told him to resign. In exchange, Gregory excommunicated Henry and remained as pope.


pope Gregory VII wanted to change the rules about the religion. Henry IV got angry and thought he can fire pope Gregory VII. Henry got excommunicated from the church. years past, he came back and begged for forgiveness and was back in the church society.


Investiture Controversy - Henry felt that he, as emperor, had the right to appoint any bishops in his kingdom. Gregory insisted that only the pope could appoint them.


Pope Gregory excommunicated King Henry IV while Henry declared the pope deposed. Most of the people seemed to support the actions of the pope and not those of Henry.


It's because Henry's nobles supported Gregory, and the reason why Henry begged the Pope was because he said the Pope had no real authority.


As far as I know, Henry VII had no problems with the Pope. That honor fell to Henry VIII.



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Emperor Henry IV called a meeting with the bishops and with their approval he sent Pope Gregory VII a letter ordering him to step down. Gregory sent a letter back excommunicating Henry IV. Henry asked for forgiveness to no avail. In January 1077, Henry went to Canossa where Gregory was visiting still trying to get forgiveness. After making Henry wait three days out in the snow, Pope Gregory finally ended his excommunication.


No, Pope Gregory the Great .was also known as Pope Gregory I.


they excommunicate because they had an disagreement about who had the right to appoint church officials.


Roman Catholic AnswerThe issue was lay investiture, where the Emperor was filling the vacant sees of Bishops. Pope Gregory VII removed this power, when Henry refused to go along with him, Pope Gregory excommunicated him and all the bishops that he appointed it. However, Henry immediately submitted so the Holy Father had to reinstate him and give him penance.



Henry IV became Holy Roman Emperor in 1070 A.D., and Hildebrand became Pope Gregory VII in 1073 A.D., he forbade lay investiture in 1075 A.D.. A synod at Worms attempted to depose the Pope in 1076 A.D. and the Pope excommunicated Henry and the Bishops later that same year. In 1077 A.D., Henry said he was sorry and submitted to ecclesiastical penance.



Henry thought that he should be the person to appoint bishops in his kingdom. The pope said that only he, as pope, could appoint bishops.


That would be Pope Saint Gregory I.



Yes, Pope Gregory I was the 64th pope.


the pope didn't like the king appointing people for the church, and made a reform that stopped that. then king henry fired the pope. then the pope replied by excommunicating henry. henry came to beg forgiveness and stood in the snow for three days before henry forgave him.



Henry wanted the right to name new bishops in his kingdom. Gregory stated that only the pope could elevate bishops. It became known as the Lay Investiture Controversy.



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