This week’s pope was once described as the epitome of a Christian gentleman, a man of universally recognized virtue, and a profound scholar. He was never one to back down from a fight, and stopped at nothing to reform a broken Church. 1000 years ago, that is.
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The Cluniac Reform (Pope Benedict XVI)
Letter of Gregory VII to the German Bishops (Yale Law Library)
Pope St. Gregory VII (Catholic Encyclopedia)
Pope St. Gregory VII (Popes in a Year - Flocknote)