Did Innocent III Promote The Fourth Crusades

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Innocent III also arranged that the Roman church promote a crusade against what he saw as heretics in southern France. Much bloodshed and lasting enmity were the only lasting effects of this effort. Innocent III promoted the Fourth Crusade to recover Jerusalem fro the western nation coalition. The fourth crusade was a debacle since in 1204 a group of Crusaders sacked and took control of Constantinople, ostensibly the ally of Rome. This episode poisoned relations between the Greek and Latin churches for centuries to come. The Latin kingdom in Constantinople did not last long and brought added enmity between east and west.
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