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Francis Arinze

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Francis Arinze (listen) (born 1 November 1932) is a Nigerian cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments from 2002 to 2008 and before that led the Secretariat for Non-Christians (later renamed the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue) from 1984 to 2002. He has been a cardinal since 1985 and the Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni since 2005. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Arinze has received more than 333,084 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Francis Arinze is the 1,765th most popular religious figure (down from 1,570th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Nigeria (down from 15th in 2019) and the most popular Nigerian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Francis Arinze ranks 1,765 out of 2,238Before him are John Scholasticus, Innocent of Alaska, Fray Tomás de Berlanga, Marianne Cope, Anna Kolesárová, and Richard Williamson. After him are Flodoard, Antonio María Rouco Varela, Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius, Pavel Peter Gojdič, Pietro Ottoboni, and Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange.

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Among people born in 1932, Francis Arinze ranks 206Before him are Saul Friedländer, Iskandar of Johor, Enzo Mari, Saye Zerbo, Alfred Worden, and Karekin I. After him are Max Gallo, Walter Cunningham, Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Vitold Fokin, Per Nørgård, and Dana Scott.

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In Nigeria

Among people born in Nigeria, Francis Arinze ranks 16 out of 236Before him are Hakeem Olajuwon (1963), Olusegun Obasanjo (1937), Jay-Jay Okocha (1973), Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941), Tony Allen (1940), and Sani Abacha (1943). After him are Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (1951), Goodluck Jonathan (1957), Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (1977), Shehu Shagari (1925), Ernest Shonekan (1936), and Yakubu Gowon (1934).


Among religious figures born in Nigeria, Francis Arinze ranks 1After him are John Onaiyekan (1944) and Anthony Olubunmi Okogie (1936).