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The Middle Ages
In Medieval Europe, what power did the priests have?
Religious leaders during the Middle Ages had enormous power. They told the king and nobles, as well as the common people, what god wanted. Since people in the Middle Ages feared god, most of the time eveyone from the king on down did what the priests and other religious leaders told them to do. Power of the Church - Priests, Bishops, Cardinals, the Pope