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Hyperpapalism Under Pope St. Gregory VII (1015-1085)

Above: Canossa, Italy, where Emperor Henry IV did penance before Pope Gregory VII. Public Domain. From Hypothetical Speculation to Fearful Reality In light of the unprecedented centralization of authority under the Francis pontificate, discussions on the extent of papal power take on a fresh urgency. The question is not so much on the pope’s doctrinal…

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