Hmmm… could we see a rehash of the investiture controversy?

The investiture controversy was part of a long duel between the Church and the State in the Middle Ages concerning who, exactly, got to appoint bishops: the Pope or the Prince? The Situation is rife with opportunities for Caesar to grab more control of the Church. And it would be hard, in this case, to make an argument that he shouldn’t. But it will not end there. “Understand, Frodo. I would use this Ring to do good. But through me it would wield a power more terrible than you can imagine.”


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