Who was more powerful in medieval time kings or pope?
pope, they had the choice of whether the king should have throne or not. in general the Church was in charge then came the king.
Pope Innocent III was the most powerful pope of Medieval times.
Innocent III was the most powerful pope
Pope Innocent the third.
The Pope. They also told kings what to do as well as the general population.
Pope Innocent III was pope from 1198 to 1216.
Who were the most powerful people in medieval Europe higher in class than the noble lords were members of the what?
The pope was the most powerful man in medieval Europe.
Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope.
Peasants, Merchants, Knights,Kings? Queens, And above them all is the pope
Pope Clergy monks Kings Nobles
He had armies, money and power, and was very influental with Kings.
yes he did... until the reformation in germany, and then loads of people turned protestant, which gave the kings more power
The Pope was a powerful figure because of the position he held. The Roman Catholic Church was thought of as controlling you for all eternity, so you would want to respect its leader!
pope innocent the 3rd was considered the most powerful person in Europe at the time
The pope was so powerful because he is and was head of the catholic church. In medieval times, everybody in England was Christian or beheaded. everybody had to give 10% of what they produced to the church too. He was given some of that. The church also sold "pardons" and the profits... guess... went to the pope.
The Pope had more power than the kings in that time.
the pope because he found church
The Church, because back then it was called the Holy Roman Empire and the Pope had all the control. Kings and Queens claimed that they had their power from God, and the Pope is obviously the closest to God and if he wanted to he could excommunicate the rulers from the church almost guaranteeing them going to hell and their rule over. So there was no question about the Pope's absolute authority in political matters.
In the Early Middle Ages, and in the rest of the middle ages in the West, the Pope was most powerful. In the later middle ages in the East, it was the Patriarch of Constantinople.
The 2nd highest, beneath the Kings and Queens. (ect. Kings and Queens, Knights and Nobles, Lesser Nobles, Freemen and Freewomen, Serfs) wrong knights were below the pope which makes them 3
The pope outranks the head of the Jesuit order.
In the medieval world, the Roman Catholic Church was the height of authority. It controlled all of Christendom, or what we call modern Western Europe. England did not become Protestant-ized until the reign of King Henry VIII in 1534, several decades after the medieval times. The Pope had the authority to displace rulers and issue edicts that made life troublesome for rulers and officials. The medieval church was extremely powerful, with all its wealth and… Read More
The pope is higher on the food chain than a patriarch. A patriarch is the equivalent of an archbishop.
The Pope. That was one reason that Henry VIII created the Church of England, so that a man over 1000 miles away with no particular interest in the well-being of England would not have more power than himself.
The Divine Right of Kings is the idea that the King is answerable only to God, and is the most powerful ruler, second only to God. Essentially, it means that the King is equal to the Pope.
Because they spoke for god, they can only choose clergy, not kings, leaders of the catholic church, pick who can be a king, and had control of the people.
No, a patriarch is the leader of one group of Orthodox Christians. The Pope is the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics.
Excommunication. If the king didn't follow the rules of the church and pope they could be excommunicated. This caused great fear since the church was the means for man to communicate with God. The pope was considered God's representive on Earth.
"The Divine Right of Kings was the belief that legitimate kings were appointed by God and so were answerable to God alone." Therefore, if God appointed a royal family to the throne, the monarchy would be second only to God according to the chain of being. That would make them the most powerful beings after God! ----- The monarch was usually the most powerful person in a medieval kingdom or empire, but not always. There… Read More
because Christianity was the religion of the people. and in order to gain legitimacy and ensure the peoples loyalty the kings had to be subservient to the pope and to god. Also Christianity was very popular and very wealthy therefore having huge amounts of money.
He thought the Pope had too much power and try to tell HIM what to do as far as his divorce was concerned.
The King, Pope and some medieval countries had emperors.
The medieval catholic church was heavily involved with the feudal government's of many European states. The kings were required to yield to the authority of the pope and the church or risk losing control of their kingdom and the death of their soul. Due to this fear many kings were manipulated by the Bishops and other clergymen who were closely related to the pope. Through his "divine" power the pope could excommunicate any catholic nation… Read More
he was voted on by the bishops he was the highest bishop
pope Gregory VII
pretty much nothing, just usual king stuff like gaining land defending land, the pope controled the kings to do his bidding because the pope said he would send him/her to hell if they disobeyed, they listened because they couldn't read They used to kill fannys and tramps
The Pope lead over all emperors and kings who were part of the Catholic Church because the Pope was the closest being to God. Though emperors and kings ruled the people, they were ruled by God and therefore the Pope. Emperors and Kings who were not Catholic were not ruled or lead by the Pope. An example of this relationship is King Henry VIII and Pope Clement VII; Henry VII asked the Pope to annul… Read More
the pope added ligitimasy to the kings rule - wars, executions and rapes all took place under the name of the church, which in turn shielded the kings from any wrong.
Actually, the pope is more like a Prime Minister than a King. Kings are analogous to Jesus Christ, as He is Head of the Church, and a King is head of his country, and government. The Prime Minister actually does the day to day ruling in the country in the King's name, and that would be the Pope who takes care of the day to day running of the Church in Jesus' name.
Medieval Kings were faced with many problems, these included: * Protecting their territories. * Stopping rebellions. * Taking control of larger sections of land. * Gaining the trust of their barons and bishops/archbishops, keeping this trust and support. * Exercising their power over their underlings, both in terms of secular and religious matters. * Caesaro Papism 'King as father', this was mostly an ongoing problem that Kings were met with, constantly battling with the Pope… Read More
Saint Felix III(483 - 492) is the most common answer, but there is no known one answer.
Innocent III was pope between the years 1198 and 1216.
pope innocent III
The Pope was a very powerful man.
The pope is the head of Rome and he therefore wields quite a lot of power. The saying therefore implies that you cannot strive with a person that is more powerful than you are.
For whatever reason, whether it was a vision or politics, Roman Emperor Constantine the Great converted to Christianity, which became the state religion not many years after his death. Christians converted the pagans in northern Europe, making their Church the most powerful religion in the continent. The Church influenced the kings and emperors of great nations and all the people to the lowest. Kings could be excommunicated, if they did not behave according to what… Read More
The most powerful priest in Rome is the Pope.
the king. had to awnser to the pope. the pope was beleived to be gods messanger.
Pope Innocent III
Kings thought that they should have the right to appoint bishops within their kingdoms but the pope said that the right was reserved only to the pope.
In the Early Middle Ages, the most powerful office in the Church was pope. After the Great Schism, the pope was the most powerful leader in the Roman Catholic Church, in the West, and the Patriarch of Constantinople was the most powerful in the Eastern Orthodox Church, in the East.