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Church Problems and their reforms Reforms The want to reformer to the basic principles of the christian religion The pope begin to reform the church, and they restored and expanded its power and authority.

Some of the problem of the church are: Some of the popes were men of questionable morals Many bishops and abbots cared more about their positions as feudal lords than about their duties as spiritual leaders. Many village priests married and had families. Such marriages were against Church rulings. Bishops sold positions in the Church, a practice called simony

The different orders of Friars In the early 1200s, the friars traveled from place to place preaching and spreading the Church’s ideas.

Francis of Assisi an Italian, founded another order of friars, the Franciscans.Add subheading

Friars owned nothing and lived by begging.