In an interesting contradiction the church wanted to reunite Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire with the Roman Catholic Empire giving the church more power. Then there could be that the pope really wanted the Holy Land back. Though there is really no hard evidence saying that this was the case it is felt that they really wanted more land, expanding into the broken off Byzantine Empire... Showed first 250 characters
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Though there is really no hard evidence saying that this was the case it is felt that they really wanted more land, expanding into the broken off Byzantine Empire. This taken from Pope Urban's speech about how people raised spears against each other instead let's join and battle against the real enemies, the Turks... Showed next 250 characters
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