What is exactly caused the Roman Church in the West to fall into the dark ages while the Eastern Churches …?

Question by Jeff: What is exactly caused the Roman Church in the West to fall into the dark ages while the Eastern Churches …?
in the East remained out of the dark ages during the Middle Age time period?

Eventually the majority of the Eastern Churches broke away from the Roman Church in the West during the Great Schism in the year 1054, with them becoming known as the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Eastern Churches somehow remained out of the dark ages while in the West, the Roman Church plunged into the dark ages during the Middle Age time period.

Why is this?

Best answer:

Answer by M T
The Roman Church became proud and began to believe that they were the direct spokespeople of God, like all false religions do.

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