Surname 1Student’s nameInstructorCourseDatePapal Abuses and Corruption in the ChurchQuestion 2In the 11th century, the western church in the Medieval region was faced with issuesincluding Simony, lay investiture, clerical marriage, and celibacy. Believers in the ancientmedieval church placed unnecessary power in the hands of the rulers of the time.The papaloffice was corrupted to higher degree levels. The ancient leaders are held responsible for causingcontroversy in the entire church.However, the most controversial, and the grave issue of the three in the medieval churchis Simony.Simony entails buying and selling of the gifts of the holy spirit for money. Simonywas discovered when highly ranked leaders of the church began demanding payment before theygranted offices and leadership positions to their peers(Hamblin and Peterson par 5). As thechurch’s actions of Simony were exposed to political and other secular leaders such as kings andchiefs, they also demanded to be granted such similar tributes by the leaders of the church.