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Clergy
The group or body of ordained persons in a religion, as distinguished from the laity.
Sacraments
A visible sign of an inward grace, especially one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolize or confer grace
Canon Law
The body of codified ecclesiastical law, especially of the Roman Catholic Church as promulgated in ecclesiastical councils and by the pope.
Excommunication
The ecclesiastical sentence by which a person is excommunicated, which is being banned from the Church
Interdict
a punishment by which the faithful, remaining in communion with the church, are forbidden certain sacraments and prohibited from participation in certain sacred acts.
Otto I
a punishment by which the faithful, remaining in communion with the church, are forbidden certain sacraments and prohibited from participation in certain sacred acts.
Gregory VII
c1020-85, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1073-85
Henry IV
1553-1610, king of France 1589-1610: first of the french Bourbon kings.
Canossa
a ruined castle in N Italy, in Emilia near Reggio nell'Emilia: scene of the penance done by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV before Pope Gregory VII
concordat of worms
The Concordat of Worms was an agreement between the Church and the Holy Roman Empire, signed in the City of Worms, in Germany, in 1122. It brought an end to the Investiture Controversy and recognized the right of the Church to appoint its own bishops. It was an important step toward the idea of separation of Church and State, and was an blow to the belief in the divine right of kings.

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