Have you noticed most issues are not how they seem to be on the surface? Take the end of the Knights Templar for instance. Their demise had nothing to do with heresy and everything to do with money.
The Knights Templar were one of the most respected orders in medieval times. In a world where both the crown and the church were corrupt beyond belief, the Knights Templar seem to have actually taken their vows to the people seriously. They protected the people, provided for them, and in the process managed to create what would become our modern banking system.