Concordat of Worms

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The agreement between Callistus II and the Emp. Henry V which ended the Investiture Controversy. The Emperor renounced all investiture by ring and staff. The Pope conceded that in the German kingdom (only) elections of bishops and abbots should take place in the presence of the Emperor, who should grant the regalia by investiture with the sceptre before consecration; in other parts of the Empire consecration was to precede investiture with the regalia.

Subjects: Christianity.

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