Pope Gregory VII issues Dictatus papae, a compilation of 27 statements of powers arrogated to the Pope, beginning of Investiture Controversy between the Pope Gregory VII and Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV




Very important (8)




1. That the Roman church was founded by God alone. 2. That the Roman pontiff alone can with right be called universal. 3. That he alone can depose or reinstate bishops. 4. That, in a council his legate, even if a lower grade, is above all bishops, and can pass sentence of deposition against them. 5. That the pope may depose the absent. [...] 8. That he alone may use the imperial insignia. 9. That of the pope alone all princes shall kiss the feet. 10. That his name alone shall be spoken in the churches. 11. That this is the only name in the world. 12. That it may be permitted to him to depose emperors.

Dictatus papae