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George Alencherry

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George Alencherry (Syriac: ܡܵܪܝ ܓܝܼܘܲܪܓܝܼܣ ܐܵܠܲܢܫܝܪܝ, romanized: Mar Giwargis Alencherry) is the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and also a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was elected by the Holy Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church in 2011 to succeed Varkey Vithayathil (1999–2011). He was created a cardinal on 18 February 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Alencherry has received more than 193,837 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). George Alencherry is the 1,263rd most popular religious figure (up from 1,360th in 2019), the 229th most popular biography from India (up from 240th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Indian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, George Alencherry ranks 1,263 out of 2,238Before him are Oswald of Northumbria, Ilon Wikland, Amphilochius of Iconium, Wolf Messing, Theophilus Presbyter, and Babylas of Antioch. After him are Macrina the Younger, Ivo of Chartres, Meher Baba, Raffaele Riario, Antipope Adalbert, and William M. Branham.

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Among people born in 1945, George Alencherry ranks 141Before him are Christine Kaufmann, Francesca Annis, Khaleda Zia, Robert Wyatt, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, and Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza. After him are Meir Dagan, Richard R. Schrock, Rhonda Byrne, Don McLean, Gal Costa, and George Dzundza.

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In India

Among people born in India, George Alencherry ranks 229 out of 1,493Before him are Rajaraja I (947), Hemachandra (1089), Jamsetji Tata (1839), Khaleda Zia (1945), Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918), and Tansen (1493). After him are Inayat Khan (1882), Meher Baba (1894), Charan Singh (1902), Guru Angad (1504), Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910), and Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856).


Among religious figures born in India, George Alencherry ranks 22Before him are Sai Baba of Shirdi (1835), A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896), Guru Arjan (1563), Mata Amritanandamayi (1953), Śāntarakṣita (725), and Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865). After him are Meher Baba (1894), Guru Angad (1504), Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856), Parshvanatha (-872), Zakir Naik (1965), and Guru Amar Das (1479).