Pope Gregory the Great became pope on September 3, 590. Unlike John Paul "the Great", he did not recognize collegiality with the bishops nor good in other religions. "For during his pontificate, while he exercised supreme authority over all the churches of Christendom that had already long since been converted, he transformed our still idolatrous nation into a church of Christ." St. Bede, "The Ecclesiastical History of the English People"
The Investiture Controversy was the most significant conflict between Church and state in medieval Europe. In the 11th and 12th centuries, a series of Popes challenged the authority of European monarchies over control of appointments, or investitures, of church officials such as bishops and abbots. The entire controversy was finally resolved by the Concordat of Worms in 1122.
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10) In 1084, the Carthusian Order of monks was founded by Saint Bruno of Cologne. Unlike other orders, the Carthusians did not follow the Rule of St. Benedict--favoring instead their own rule called the Statutes, combining both eremitical and cenobitic lifestyles into one. This particular branch of contemplative order, in fact, had no ties to any of the branches of the Benedictines. (Landscape with two Carthusian Monks by Pier Francesco Mola, 17th c.)
(L) POPE GREGORY I (540 - 604) and (R) AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY (530 - 604). In 595, Gregory consecrated Augustine as a missionary to England, where the aged Benedictine monk spent the rest of his days, seeing success in his mission when King Æthelbert of Kent was converted in 597. As a result, Augustine is remembered as the "Apostle to the English". www.churchhistorytimelines.com