List of religious leaders in 2003


List of religious leaders in 2003

2002 religious leaders - Events of 2003 - 2004 religious leaders - Religious leaders by year----

See also:
*List of state leaders in 2003
*List of international organization leaders in 2003
*List of colonial governors in 2003

Catholic churches

*Roman Catholic Church - John Paul II, Pope (1978–2005)
*Albanian Catholic Church - Hil Kabashi, Apostolic Administrator (1996–present)
*Ambrosian Catholic Church -
*Armenian Catholic Church - Nerses Bedros XIX, Patriarch of the Catholic Armenians (1999-present)
*Belarusian Catholic Church -
*Bulgarian Catholic Church - Christo Proykov, Archbishop of Sofia (1995-present)
*Chaldean Catholic Church -
*# Raphael I BeDaweed, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church (1989–2003)
*# Shlemon Warduni, Apostolic Administrator (2003)
*# Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church (2003-present)
*Coptic Catholic Church - Stephanos II, Patriarch of Alexandria (1986-present)
*Georgian Catholic Church -
*Greek Catholic Church - Anarghyros Printesis, Archbishop of Athens (1975-present)
*Hungarian Catholic Church - Szilárd Keresztes, Archbishop of Hajdúdorog (1988-present)
*Maronite Catholic Church - Nasrallah Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch (1986-present)
*Melkite Catholic Church - Grégoire III Laham, Patriarch of the Melkite Catholic Church (2000-present)
*Mozarabic Catholic Church -
*Romanian Catholic Church - Lucian Muresan, Metropolitan of Romania (1994-present)
*Russian Catholic Church -
*Ruthenian Catholic Church - Milan Sasik, Archbishop of Mukachevo (2002-present)
*Croatian Greek Catholic Church - Slavomir Miklovš, Bishop of Križevci (Byzantine) (1983-present)
*Slovak Catholic Church - Ján Hirka, Archbishop of Preov (1989-present)
*Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie, Grand Master of the Order (1988–present)
*Syrian Catholic Church - Ignatius Pierre VIII, Patriarch of Antioch (2001-present)
*Syro-Malabar Catholic Church - Varkey Vithayathil, Archbishop of Ernakulam (1999-present)
*Syro-Malankarese Catholic Church - Cyril Mar Baselios, Archbishop of Trivandrum (1995-present)
*Teutonic Knights - Bruno Platter, Grand Master of the Order (2000-present)
*Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church - Lubomyr Husar, Patriarch of L'viv (2000-present)

Eastern Orthodox churches

*Constantinople - Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch (1991–present)
*Albania - Anastasius of Albania, Archbishop of Tirana and All Albania (1992–present)
*Alexandria - Peter VII, Patriarch of Alexandria (1997–2004)
*Antioch - Ignatius IV, Patriarch of Antioch (1979-present)
*Bulgaria - Maxim of Bulgaria, Patriarch of All Bulgaria (1971-present)
*Cyprus - Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Nea Justiniana and All Cyprus (1977–2006)
*Czechia and Slovakia - Nicholas, Metropolitan of All Czechia and Slovakia (2000–present)
*Georgia - Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia (1977–present)
*Greece - Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece (1998–present)
*Jerusalem - Irinaios I, Patriarch of Jerusalem (2001–2005)
*North America - Herman (Swaiko), Metropolitan of All America and Canada (2002–present)
*Poland - Sawa, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland (1998–present)
*Romania - Teoctist I, Patriarch of Romania (1986–2007)
*Russia - Alexei II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1990–present)
*Serbia - Pavle of Serbia, Patriarch of the Serbs (1990–present)
*Ukraine - Volodymyr, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine (1992–present)
*Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchy - Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko)
*Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church - Metropolitan Mefodiy (Kudryakov)

Protestant churches

*Assemblies of God - Thomas E. Trask, General superintendent of the Assemblies of God (1993–present)
*United Church of Canada - Peter Short, Moderator (2003–present)
*United Church of Christ - John Thomas, President and General Minister (1999–present)
*Church of England -
** Formal leadership - Elizabeth II, Supreme Governor of the Church of England (1952–present)
** Effective leadership - Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury (2002–present)
*Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop (2001–present)
*Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland - Jukka Paarma (1998-present)
*Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Gerald B. Kieschnick (2001–present)
*Lutheran World Federation - Mark Hanson, President (2003–present)
*Church of Norway - Harald V of Norway, King of Norway (1991-present)
*Salvation Army - John Larsson, General (September 2003to April 1, 2006)General John Gowans July 23, 1999 to 2003
*Seventh-day Adventist Church - Jan Paulsen, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (1999–present)
*Southern Baptist Convention - Jack Graham, President of the Southern Baptist Convention
*Church of Sweden - Karl Gustav Hammar, Archbishop of Uppsala (1997–present)
*Worldwide Church of God - Joseph Tkach, Jr., Pastor-General of the Worldwide Church of God (1995–present)
*Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) - Karl R. Gurgel, President (1993–present)

Oriental Orthodox Churches

*Armenian Apostolic Church - Catholicos Karekin II (1999–present)
**Catholicos of Cilicia has been Aram I since 1995
*Assyrian Church of the East -Mar Dinkha IV (1976–present) Rival Patriarch in Baghdad Mar Addai II (1970-present)
*Coptic Orthodox Church - Shenouda III of Alexandria, Coptic Pope (1971–present)
*Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Abune Paulos (1992–present)
*Indian Orthodox Church - Catholicos of the East Baselius Mar Thoma Mathews II(1991–present) ::Note: It's Syriac Christianity, but independent from the Syriac Orthodox Church
*Syriac Orthodox Church - Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (1980–present)

Other Christian

*Christian Science - Chairman Virginia Harris(1992–2004)
*New Apostolic Church - Richard Fehr, Chief Apostle of the New Apostolic Church (1988–2005)
*Community of Christ - President W. Grant McMurray (1996–2004)
*World Council of Churches - Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (1993–present)
*Most Holy Church of God in Christ Jesus - Kabanalbanalang Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus - Bishop Isagani Capistrano (2003 - Present)

Islam: Ismaili and Ahmadiyya

*Ahmadiyya Muslim Community - Khalifatul Masih IV and V (IV was from 1982–2003 and V from 2003-present)
*Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement - Dr. Abdul Karim Saeed Pasha (2002–present)
*Dawoodi Bohras - Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (1965–present)
*Nizari - Aga Khan IV (1957–present)

Judaism

*Chief Rabbi of the Orthodox United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth - Sir Jonathan Sacks (1991–present)
*Leader of the Orthodox Ashkenazi Haredi non-Hasidic Israeli ("Lithuanian Jews")- Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashiv

Eastern

*Tibetan Buddhism - Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama (1935–present)
*Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia - Preah Maha Ghosananda (1988–present)
*Supreme Patriarch of Thailand- Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana (1989-present?)
*Sakya - Sakya Trizin, Ngawang Kunga Tegchen Palbar Samphel Wanggi Gyalpo(born 1945)
*Nichiren Shoshu - High Priest Nikken Abe
*Konkokyo - Konko Heiki(spiritual leader since 1991)

Other

*Jehovah's Witnesses - Don Adams, President of the Jehovah's Witnesses (2000-?)
*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) - Gordon B. Hinckley, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995–2008)
*Unitarian Universalist Association - Rev. William G. Sinkford, President (2001–present)
*Bombay Parsi Punchayat(Zoroastrian, generally orthodox) - Minoo Shroff was President for in least some of 2003
*Ramakrishna Mission- Swami Ranganathananda Thirteenth President of the group(1998–2005)
*Scientology -
**David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center [http://davidmiscavige.rtc.org/eng/bio/miscavige.htm] , "highest ecclesiastical official of the Scientology religion" (1987–present) Mr. Miscavige gave the keynote address at the grand opening of the Church of Scientology of New York [http://www.scientology-newyork.org/community/opening/davidmiscavige.html] and other Scientology churches.
**Heber Jentzsch, official president of the Church of Scientology (1982–present)


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