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List of famous clergys, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top clergys in the world? This includes the most prominent clergys, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable clergys is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic clergys were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned clergys.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Sinéad O'Connor to John Witherspoon.

From reputable, prominent, and well known clergys to the lesser known clergys of today, these are some of the best professionals in the clergy field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous clergys ever?" and "What are the names of famous clergys?" then you're in the right place. (218 items)
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. O'Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 ...more
Pope Pius XII is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Pope Pius XII, born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli, reigned from 2 March 1939 to his death in 1958. Before his election to the papacy, Pacelli served as secretary of the Department of ...more
Akhmad Kadyrov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Akhmad Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov, also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War. At the outbreak of the Second ...more
Shoko Asahara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Shoko Asahara, born Chizuo Matsumoto on March 2, 1955, is a founder of the Japanese new religious group Aum Shinrikyo. He was convicted of masterminding the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo ...more
Pope John XXIII is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Pope Saint John XXIII reigned from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963 and was canonized on 27 April 2014. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was the fourth of fourteen children born to a family of ...more
Cardinal Richelieu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac was a French clergyman, noble and statesman. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1607 and was appointed Foreign Secretary in 1616. ...more
John Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Clergy
John Knox Witherspoon was a Scots Presbyterian minister and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. As president of the College of New ...more
Lee Strobel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Lee Patrick Strobel is an American Christian author, journalist, apologist and pastor. He has written several books, including four which received ECPA Christian Book Awards and a series which ...more
Charles Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. He was a ...more
Ha seungmoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Lars Levi Laestadius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Lars Levi Laestadius was a Swedish Sami pastor and administrator of the Swedish state Lutheran church in Lapland who founded the Laestadian pietist revival movement to help his largely Sami ...more
Timothy M. Dolan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Timothy Michael Dolan is an American Cardinal prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, Dolan is serving as the tenth and current Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New ...more
Pope Pius X is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Pope Saint Pius X, born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was Pope from 4 August 1903 to his death in 1914. He was canonized in 1954. Pius X is known for vigorously opposing modernist interpretations ...more
William Levada is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Clergy
William Joseph Levada is an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. From May 2005 until June 2012, he served as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope ...more
Kjell Magne Bondevik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Kjell Magne Bondevik is a Norwegian Lutheran minister and politician. He served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1997 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2005, making him Norway's longest serving ...more
Robert Herrick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for his book of poems, Hesperides. This includes the carpe diem poem To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time, with ...more
Ezra Taft Benson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Ezra Taft Benson was an American farmer and religious leader, serving as United States Secretary of Agriculture during both presidential terms of Dwight D. Eisenhower and as thirteenth president ...more
Hilarion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Metropolitan Ilarion was a Ukrainian Orthodox cleric, linguist, church historian, and historian of Ukrainian culture. In 1940 he was Archimandrite of the St. Onuphrius Monastery in Jableczna; in ...more
Owen Spencer-Thomas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Owen Robert Spencer-Thomas MBE is a television and radio news journalist, philanthropist and campaigner for autism and other disabilities. Spencer-Thomas is also an ordained Anglican clergyman. ...more
Makarios III is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Makarios III, born Michail Christodoulou Mouskos, was the archbishop and primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus, a Greek Orthodox Church, and the first President of the Republic of ...more
John Richard Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Clergy
John Richard Green was an English historian.
Henry Ward Beecher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Henry Ward Beecher was an American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker, known for his support of the abolition of slavery, his emphasis on God's love, and his 1875 adultery ...more
Bill Blaikie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Clergy
William Alexander "Bill" Blaikie, PC is a retired Canadian politician. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, from 2009 until 2011 representing the Winnipeg division ...more
Jonathan Bernis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Joseph George Cumming is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Clergy
Joseph George Cumming, MA Cantab., was an English geologist and archaeologist. His major works concerned the geology and history of the Isle of Man.