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In the papal letter the Novit Crisis pp134-135Innocent III stated how the papal society can justifiably interfere with the feudal disputes between the kings of France and England Innocents III ideas on how the Pope is aloud to be involved in such arguments can be noted in this quote from Novit No man of sound mind is unaware that it pertains to our office to rebuke any Christian for any mortal sin and to coerce him with ecclesiastical penalties if he spurns our correction In my own interpretation I think that Innocent was trying to say that the superior kings are truly in charge of all feudal involvement he implies that when the leaders bring sin into the business in which they are involved in the church must step in The first quote in which Innocent uses in this writing If thy brother shall offend against thee go and rebuke him between thee and him alone If he shall hear thee thou shalt gain thy brother And if he will not hear thee take with thee one or two more that in the mouth of two or three witness every word may stand And if he will not hear them tell the church And if he will not hear the church let him as heathen and the publican Matthew 1815 Innocent used this quote in my own view to say that if certain forms of government do not help or do not suit the needs of the one who is looking for help then you must turn to the church to clear up the situation In my opinion Innocent is saying that in certain situations when the government can no longer help that issue it is important to turn to the church for their power and leadership will help heal all wounds Thus in the case for which the leaders of the feudal government have sinned there is no one else with the power
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