What is Gregory VII?

  • (noun): The pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Church and the supremacy of the Church over the state (1020-1085).
    Synonyms: Gregory, Hildebrand

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    I cannot be indifferent to the assassination of a member of my profession, We should be obliged to shut up business if we, the Kings, were to consider the assassination of Kings as of no consequence at all.
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