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Oct 21 2010
1 India - Great grandson of Ala Hazrat Tajush Shariah Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Raza Khan Qaadiri Al Azhari, Supreme Islamic Chief Justice of India or qazi ul Qudat fil Hind 111253
2 France - Shaikh Soheib Bencheikh, Grand Mufti of France (?-present) 94964
3 Russia - Shaikh Ravil Gainutdin, Grand Mufti of Russian Federation (?-present) 78614
4 Pakistan - Shaikh Muhammad Rafi Usmani, Grand Mufti of Islamic Republic of Pakistan (?-present) 43158
5 Egypt - Shaikh Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Arab Republic of Egypt (28 Sep 2003–present) 35394
6 Saudi Arabia - Shaikh Abdul-Azeez ibn Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaikh, Grand Mufti of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (14 May 1999–present) 22844
7 Scientology - 17901
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Shaikh Mustafa Ef. Cerić, Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina (?-present) 16495
9 Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad, Andres Taul, Archbishop of Canada (2007–present) 15230
10 Mongolian Gelug school - Jampal Namdol Chokye Gyaltsen, the 9th Javzandamba Hutagt(1936–present) 12822
11 Jehovah's Witnesses - 12334
12 Jerusalem - Sheikh Ekrima Sa'id Sabri, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem (As a Grand Mufti he has a degree of legal authority in Sunni Islam without being its leader) (?-present) 11420
13 Tibetan Gelug school 10352
14 Tunisia - Shaikh Kamal-u-Din Ja'eit, Grand Mufti of Tunisia (?-present) 10269
15 Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (1939–present) 9539
16 World Zoroastrian Organization - Sammy H. Bhiwandiwalla, Chairman (2004–present) 9108
17 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) - Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2008–present) 8971
18 Federation of Jain Associations in North America - Mr. Anop R. Vora, President (?-present) 8838
19 Uzbekistan - Shaikh Abdurahman Bakhromov, Grand Mufti of Uzbekistan (?-present) 7792
20 Sikhism - Joginder Singh Vedanti, leading figure (as the current Jathedar of Sri Akal Takht Sahib) 6794
21 Church of England - 6620
22 Seventh-day Adventist Church - Jan Paulsen, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (1999–present) 6095
23 Falun Gong - Li Hongzhi, Foundator (1992–present) 4155
24 Nation of Islam - Louis Farrakhan (1978–present) 3129
25 Samaritans 3036
26 Sathya Sai Baba - Sathya Sai Baba (?-present) 2869
27 Christian Science - J. Thomas Black, Walter Jones, Chair, Nate Talbot, Mary Trammell, Vic Westberg (2005–present), Board of Directors 2563
28 Shakers - Sister Frances Carr (acts as Eldress and Trustee if not as leader per se as the group is egalitarian) (?-present) 2504
29 United Methodist Church - Gregory V. Palmer President of the Council of Bishops (2008–2010) [link] 2425
30 Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - The Supreme Leader of Iran and officially the Spiritual Leader of Hezbollah. 2144
31 Southern Baptist Convention - Johnny Hunt, President of the Southern Baptist Convention (2008–present) [link] 2127
32 Yazidi - Prince Tahsin Sayid Beg 1467
33 Iglesia ni Cristo - Eraño G. Manalo (1963–present) 1445
34 Unification Church - Sun Myung Moon (1954–present) 1438
35 Assemblies of God - George O. Wood, Assemblies of God Fellowship chairman (2008–present) 1424
36 * Latin Catholic Church - Benedict XVI, Pope, Bishop of Rome (2005–present) 1280
37 Universal Life Church - Andre Hensley, President (2006–present) 1246
38 United Church of Christ - John H. Thomas, President and General Minister (1999–present) 1244
39 Al-Azhar Universityالأزهر الشريف - Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Imam (19 Mar2010 - present) 1215
40 Armenian Apostolic Church - 1153
41 Muhammad al-Mahdi - the current and final Shia Imam, thought to be in occultation. 999
42 Ahmadiyya Muslim Community - Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (2003–present) 999
43 Assyrian Church of the East - Mar Dinkha IV, Patriarch (1976–present) 953
44 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) - Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop (2001–present) 807
45 Syriac Orthodox Church - Ignatius Zakka I Iwas (1980–present) 768
46 Community of Christ - Stephen M. Veazey, President (2005–present) 709
47 * Chaldean Catholic Church - Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch of Babylon (2003–present) 661
48 United Church of Canada - Mardi Tindal, Moderator (2009–present) 542
49 Byzantine Rite 540
50 * Syro-Malabar Catholic Church - Varkey Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly (1999–present) 477
51 Society of St. Pius X - Bernard Fellay, Superior General (1994–present) 475
52 United Pentecostal Church International - David K. Bernard, General Superintendent (2009–present) 443
53 Nizari Ismaili - Karīm al-Hussaynī, Aga Khan IV (1957–present) 442
54 World Council of Churches - Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (2004–present)<!---term began Jan1---> 437
55 Thailand - Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana, Supreme Patriarch of Thailand (1989–present) 424
56 Church of Sweden - Anders Wejryd, Archbishop of Uppsala (2006–present) 406
57 * Armenian Catholic Church - Nerses Bedros XIX, Patriarch of Cilicia (1999–present) 403
58 * Coptic Catholic Church - Antonios Naguib, Patriarch of Alexandria (2006–present) 393
59 Anglican Church of Canada - Fred Hiltz, Primate (2007–present) 392
60 Evangelical Church in Germany- Barbara Rinke President of the Synod (2003–present) 373
61 Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, as recognised by the Dalaï Lama (1995–present) 364
62 Bektashi Community - Haxhi Reshat Bardhi Dedebaba (1993–present) 348
63 Tendai (Japan) - Most Venerable Eshin Watanabe, Patriarch of Tendai Buddhism (?-present) 347
64 New Apostolic Church - Wilhelm Leber, Chief Apostle of the New Apostolic Church (2005–present) 332
65 Ramakrishna Mission: Swami Atmasthananda, 15th President (2007–present) 326
66 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania - Don A. Adams, President (2000–present) 316
67 Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), Mark Schroeder (2007–present) 312
68 Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth (1991–present) 297
69 Church of Norway - Harald V of Norway, King of Norway (1991–present) 293
70 Liberal Catholic Church ('traditionalist' General Episcopal Synod) - Graham Wale, Presiding Archbishop (?-present) 260
71 Unitarian Universalist Association - William G. Sinkford, President (2001–present) 258
72 National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. - Dr. William J. Shaw, President (2003–present) 258
73 Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (autonomy under Russia) - Metropolitan Hilario, Metropolitan (2007–present) 257
74 Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland - 248
75 Armenian Rite 241
76 * Russian Catholic Church - Joseph Werth, Apostolic Exarchate of Moscow (2004–present) 229
77 Antiochene Rite 224
78 Universal Church of the Kingdom of God - Edir Macedo (1979–present) 218
79 Alexandrian Rite 208
80 Polish National Catholic Church - Robert M. Nemkovich, Prime Bishop (2002–present) 204
81 Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa as recognised by one Kagyu faction (1992–present) 187
82 Sakya school - Dolma Phodrang Ngawang Kunga Thegchen Palbar Thinley Samphel Wanggi Gyalpo, the 41st Sakya Trizin (1951–present) 171
83 Lutheran World Federation - Mark Hanson, President (2003–present) 164
84 Orthodox Union - Stephen J. Savitsky, President of Lay Leadership (2004–present) 156
85 See List of Hasidic dynasties which lists each of the current Hasidic leaders or "Rebbes" 149
86 * Slovak Greek Catholic Church - Ján Babjak, Archbishop of Prešov (2002–present) 147
87 * Greek Catholic Church - Dimitrios Salachas, Exarch in Athens (Greece) (2008–present) 141
88 Members Church of God International - Eliseo F. Soriano, Presiding Minister (1977–present) 139
89 Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Hong Kong Anglican Church) - Paul Kwong, Archbishop of Hong Kong (2007–present) 138
90 * Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church - Christo Proykov, Exarch in Sofia (Bulgaria) (1995–present) 129
91 Karma Kagyu school 125
92 Latin Rites 124
93 Trinley Thaye Dorje, the 17th Karmapa as recognised by one Kagyu faction (1994–present) 121
94 Ancient Church of the East - Mar Addai II, Patriarch (1970–present) 108
95 Orthodox Church of Ukraine (autonomy under Russia) - Vladimir II, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1992–present) 107
96 Union for Reform Judaism - Eric Yoffie, President (1996–present) 98
97 Orthodox Church of Estonia (autonomy under Ecumenical Patriarchate) - Stephanos, Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia (1999–present) 97
98 Palmarian Catholic Church - Manuel Corral considered as Pope Peter II (2005–present) 91
99 * Croatian Greek Catholic Church - Slavomir MiklovÅ¡, Bishop of Križevci (Byzantine Rite) (1983–present) 89
100 Kimbanguist Church - Simon Kimbangu Kiangani (2001–present) 88
101 Karekin II, Catholicos of Armenia (1999–present) 82
102 Montenegrin Orthodox Church - Mihailo, Archbishop (1997–present) 82
103 Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative Judaism) - Rabbi Perry Raphael Rank, President (?-present) 80
104 Shinnyo-en (Japan) - Most Venerable Shinso Ito (1989–present) 75
105 Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church 70
106 Mita Congregation - Teofilo Vargas Sein (1970–present) 67
107 Polish Catholic Church - Wiktor Wysoczański, Bishop Superior (1995–present) 66
108 Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Susan Johnson, National Bishop (2007–present) 66
109 Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church - ? 65
110 Rabbinical Council of America (Orthodox Judaism) - Rabbi Dale Polakoff (?-present) 59
111 Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church - Korniliy (Titov) (2005–present) 57
112 Konkokyo (Japan) - Konko Heiki, Spiritual Leader (1991–present) 55
113 Russian True Orthodox Church 53
114 Berel Lazar — Chief Rabbi recognized by Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia and the Russian Government (2000–present) 52
115 Orthodox Church of Macedonia (autonomy under Serbia) - Jovan VI, Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia and Metropolitan of Skopje (2002–present) 51
116 American Catholic Church in the United States - Lawrence J. Harms, Presiding Bishop (1999–present) 50
117 General Church of the New Jerusalem (Swedenborgian) - Thomas L. Kline, Executive Bishop (2004–present) 50
118 Allama Talib Jauhri - A leading and influential scholar in Pakistan. 47
119 Poland - Michael Schudrich — Chief Rabbi (2004–present) 47
120 Norway - Michael Melchior, Chief Rabbi (1980–present) 42
121 Swedenborgian Church of North America - Christine Laitner, President (2003–present) 37
122 Russian Old-Orthodox Church - Alexander, archbishop of Novozybkov, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (2000–present) 35
123 Iran - Yousef Hamadani Cohen, Chief Rabbi (1994–present) 30
124 Kalbe Jawad - A leading cleric in India. 28
125 Catholic Mariavite Church - Beatrycze Szulgowicz (2005–present) 26
126 Liberal Catholic Church International - Charles W. Finn, Presiding Bishop (?-present) 25
127 Pomorian Old-Orthodox Church 24
128 Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia (1995–present) 23
129 Worldwide Faith Missions - Bishop Johannes Maas, International President 17
130 France - Gilles Bernheim, Chief Rabbi (2009–present) (elected 2008) 15
131 Lipovan Orthodox Old-Rite Church - Leonty (Izotov) (1996–present) 13
132 Old Catholic Church of America - Sherman Randall Mosley, Bishop (2009–present) 13
133 Ashkenazi - Yona Metzger, Chief Rabbi (2003–present) 12
134 Vyacheslav, Metropolitan (2000–present) 10
135 Terapanthi Jains- H. H. Acharya Shri Mahashraman (2010-) 9
136 Cyprus - Arie Zeev Raskin, Chief Rabbi (2005–present) 8
137 Adolf Shayevich — Chief Rabbi recognized by Russian Jewish Congress (1983, officially since 1993–present) 8
138 Khensur Lungri Namgyel, the 101st Ganden Tripa, formal head of the Gelug sect (2003–present) 7
139 Bahá'í Faith - Universal House of Justice: 7
140 Mefodiy, Metropolitan (2000–present) 6
141 Ayatollah Bashir Najafi - One of the important Grand Ayatollah's in Iraq. Originally from Pakistan, he has spent almost his entire life in An-Najaf. < 5
142 Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia - Andres Põder (2005–present) < 5
143 Roman Catholic Church as a whole -Benedict XVI, Pope, Bishop of Rome (2005–present) < 5
144 Ayatollah Sistani - One of the Grand Ayatollah's in Iraq, considered to be the leading Shia religious authority. < 5
145 Kalbe Sadiq - Leading Shia cleric in India and the vice-president of the All India personal Muslim Law Board. < 5
146 * Maronite Catholic Church - Nasrallah Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch for the Maronites (1986–present) < 5
147 Ayatollah Fadlallah - The only Grand Ayatollah in Lebanon. Often thought to be the spiritual leader of Hezbollah, a claim that Fadlallah and Hezbollah deny. < 5
148 Dawoodi Bohras - Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (1965–present) < 5
149 Eritrean Orthodox Church - Abune Dioskoros (2005–present) < 5
150 Salvation Army - Shaw Clifton, General (2006–present) < 5
151 * Hungarian Catholic Church - Péter Fülöp Kocsis, Bishop of Hajdúdorog (2008–present) < 5

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