List of famous priests with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Priests and priestesses have existed since the ancient times, from the simplest societies, to hamlets and royal families. A priest is a person who is authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion and acts as intercessor between humans and one or numerous deities. In order to attain priesthood, an individual has to go through a complex process of introspection, education and sacraments. Some of the ancient priests and priestesses acted as bureaucrats on behalf of kings and were also given the responsibility to staff temples, give offerings and perform other religious rituals. In places like Italy, priesthood was only attained by Roman matrons and the elite. During the onset of Christianity, there was a sudden growth in the formation of Catholic Churches since the 3rd century and priests headed churches and were appointed as the ones in authority to act on behalf of Christ. Although Islam does not hold the office or the title of ‘priest’, they do have the title of ‘mullahs’, which translates to ‘cleric’ and in layman’s terms; priests. They are not necessarily religious, but are highly educated respected individuals in the society. Hindu priests, often known as ‘pujaris’ or ‘purohits’ and belong to the ‘Brahmin’ caste and are ordained as priests after a period of training. Not only do these priests perform rituals in temples but also perform rituals pertaining to weddings, funerals and other services. Here is a list of famous priests. Go through their biographies, which include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Warren JeffsWarren Jeffs
(American)

Saint NicholasSaint Nicholas
(Greek)
Matthew FoxMatthew Fox
(American)

Pio of PietrelcinaPio of Pietrelcina
(Italian)
IrenaeusIrenaeus
(Ancient Roman)

Miguel Hidalgo y CostillaMiguel Hidalgo y Costilla
(Mexican)

Harold DavidsonHarold Davidson
(British)

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
(Spanish)
XuanzangXuanzang
(Chinese)

John of DamascusJohn of Damascus
(Syrian)
Ted HaggardTed Haggard
(American)

T. D. JakesT. D. Jakes
(American)

Pope Innocent IVPope Innocent IV
(Italian)

Pope Alexander IVPope Alexander IV
(Italian)
Francis de SalesFrancis de Sales
(French)

Pope Pius IIIPope Pius III
(Italian)
Solomon BurkeSolomon Burke
(American)

James Smith BushJames Smith Bush
(American)

Michael PflegerMichael Pfleger
(American)

Gianna Beretta MollaGianna Beretta Molla
(Italian)
Yusuf EstesYusuf Estes
(American)

Andrés SapelakAndrés Sapelak
(Polish)
Hovhannes TcholakianHovhannes Tcholakian
(Turkish)

Innocent LotockyInnocent Lotocky
(Ukrainian,American)

Jacques-Bénigne BossuetJacques-Bénigne Bossuet
(French)

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and AlbanyPrince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
(British)
Max LucadoMax Lucado
(American)

John Shelby SpongJohn Shelby Spong
(American)
Eddie LongEddie Long
(American)

Menno SimonsMenno Simons
(Dutch)

Pope Tawadros II of AlexandriaPope Tawadros II of Alexandria
(Egyptian)

Gene RobinsonGene Robinson
(American)
Richard RohrRichard Rohr
(American)

Mychal JudgeMychal Judge
(American)
Daniel BerriganDaniel Berrigan
(American)

John SentamuJohn Sentamu
(British)

Paul ShanleyPaul Shanley
(American)

Marcial MacielMarcial Maciel
(Mexican)
Yves CongarYves Congar
(French)

Phillips BrooksPhillips Brooks
(American)
Robert RuncieRobert Runcie
(British)

Roger MahonyRoger Mahony
(American)

George CareyGeorge Carey
(British)

Vincent FerrerVincent Ferrer
(Spanish)
Diane HegartyDiane Hegarty
(American)

Jean-Louis TauranJean-Louis Tauran
(French)
Howard W. HunterHoward W. Hunter
(American)

Abdullah el-FaisalAbdullah el-Faisal
(British)

Philippe de VitryPhilippe de Vitry
(French)

Peter ClaverPeter Claver
(Spanish)
Nicolaus ZinzendorfNicolaus Zinzendorf
(German)

Richard John NeuhausRichard John Neuhaus
(American)
Bede GriffithsBede Griffiths
(Indian,British)

Michael RamseyMichael Ramsey
(British)

Charles Caleb ColtonCharles Caleb Colton

D. Todd ChristoffersonD. Todd Christofferson
(American)
Philip BerriganPhilip Berrigan
(American)

Malcom XMalcom X
Leonardo BoffLeonardo Boff
(Brazilian)

Fulcher of ChartresFulcher of Chartres
(French)

Didacus of AlcaláDidacus of Alcalá
(Spanish)

Greg BoyleGreg Boyle
(American)
Hosea BallouHosea Ballou
(American)

Robert Farrar CaponRobert Farrar Capon
Douglas HortonDouglas Horton
(American)

John JewelJohn Jewel

Aiden Wilson TozerAiden Wilson Tozer
(American)

George Adam SmithGeorge Adam Smith
(British)
Arthur Cleveland CoxeArthur Cleveland Coxe
(American)

William Ralph IngeWilliam Ralph Inge
(British)
Donald CargillDonald Cargill
(Scottish)

Richard CecilRichard Cecil

David Oman McKayDavid Oman McKay

Dr. Norman Vincent PealeDr. Norman Vincent Peale
(American)
Luis Palau, Jr.Luis Palau, Jr.
(Argentine)

Henri Jozef Machiel NouwenHenri Jozef Machiel Nouwen
(Canadian,Dutch)
Alan Richard GriffithsAlan Richard Griffiths
(British)

Alexander MacdonellAlexander Macdonell
(Canadian)

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