Pope Innocent’s ultimate concerns were to fetch back the faith of Christ, because religious values were decreasing and the hope of salvation rested on his shoulders. His duty as Pope was to fix the downfall of the Church and by doing so he did not need to change much, but simply reinforce religious values. During his reign he accomplished many things, one accomplishment was bringing papacy to new heights, making it a more powerful than it had ever been. Pope Innocent III was in many ways an opportunist and he used opportunity on many occasions to better his authority and power among the people and papacy. This would be a very important tactic used at the time of Henry VI death in 1197, leavi...
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