I. That the Roman church was founded by God alone.

II. That only the Bishop of Rome is by law called universal.

III. That he alone may depose or reinstate bishops.

IV. That his legate may preside over all the bishops in council, even should he be of inferior rank, and may pronounce sentence of deposition against them.

V. That the Pope may depose persons in their absence.

VI. That, among other things, we must not stay under the same roof with persons whom he has excommunicated.

VII. That he alone may establish new laws to meet urgent needs of the time, found new dioceses [novas plebes congregare] or make a canonry into an abbey; and, on the other hand, divide a rich bishopric and combine poor ones.

VIII. That he alone may use the imperial insignia.

IX. That the Pope is the only man whose feet shall be kissed by all princes.

X. That his title alone shall be read out in churches.

XI. That this title is unique in all the world.

XII. That he may depose Emperors.

XIII. That for urgent reasons he may transfer bishops from one see to another.

XIV. That he may ordain a clerk from any church, wherever he wishes.

XV. That one ordained by him may hold a commanding but not a subordinate position in another church, and must not accept higher rank from any other bishop.

XVI. That no council may be called "general" without his commandment.

XVII. That no chapter or book may be recognized as canonical without his authority.

XVIII. That no sentence of his may be retracted by anyone, and he is the only one who can retract it.

XIX. That he must not be judged by anyone.

XX. That no one shall dare to condemn one who appeals to the Apostolic See.

XXI. That the more important lawsuits of any church must be referred to the Apostolic See.

XXII. That the Roman church has never erred, nor, as witness Scripture, will it ever do so.

XXIII. That the Bishop of Rome, if he has been canonically ordained, is undoubtedly sanctified by the merits of St. Peter, on the testimony of St. Ennodius, Bishop of Pavia, with the support of many holy Fathers - as it says in the decrees of the blessed Pope Symmachus.

XXIV. That by his commandment and with his permission, subordinate persons may bring accusations.

XXV. That he may depose and reinstate bishops without summoning a council.

XXVI. That no one may be regarded as a catholic if he is not in agreement with the Roman church.

XXVII. That the Pope can absolve the subjects of the wicked from their fealty to them.

B. Pullan, Sources for the History of Medieval Europe from the Mid-Eighth to the Mid-Thirteenth Century (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1971), document no. III 9, translated from Gregory VII's Register, no. II 55a.