Papal States

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Comment by Henri de Solages on January 30th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

It’s unlikely pope Gregory II excommunicated the emperor, since he wrote to him:
“In virtue of the power which has come down to us from St. Peter, the Prince of the Apostles, we might inflict a punishment upon you, but since you have invoked one on yourself, have that, you and the counsellors you have chosen… though you have so excellent a high priest, our brother Germanus, whom you ought to have taken into your counsels as father and teacher. . . .”

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on April 28th, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Thank you, Henri, for your feedback. Indeed, it does appear to be an overstatement to say that Pope Gregory II excommunicated the emperor. The article has been revised.

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