Oswald Gracias

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Oswald Gracias (born 24 December 1944) is an Indian cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was appointed Latin Church Archbishop of Bombay by Pope Benedict XVI on 14 October 2006 and was raised to the cardinalate in 2007. In 2008, he became vice-president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India; and in 2010, he was elected president. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oswald Gracias has received more than 132,799 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Oswald Gracias is the 2,189th most popular religious figure (down from 1,840th in 2019), the 718th most popular biography from India (down from 444th in 2019) and the 51st most popular Indian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Oswald Gracias ranks 2,189 out of 2,272Before him are Sérgio da Rocha, Youssef Rzouga, Steven M. Greer, John Dew, Baselios Cleemis, and Soane Patita Paini Mafi. After him are John Onaiyekan, Edward Bouverie Pusey, Aleksandr Kurlovich, Jonathan Sacks, John Njue, and Artūrs Irbe.

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Among people born in 1944, Oswald Gracias ranks 519Before him are Akitsugu Konno, Michael Aschbacher, Saira Banu, David Gerrold, Jan Brewer, and Jeffrey A. Hoffman. After him are John Onaiyekan, John Njue, Thomas Allen, Bernie Worrell, John-David F. Bartoe, and James van Hoften.

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Among people born in India, Oswald Gracias ranks 718 out of 1,227Before him are Yash Johar (1929), Aparna Sen (1945), M. Balamuralikrishna (1930), Deepa Mehta (1950), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (1959), and Fareed Zakaria (1964). After him are Amjad Ali Khan (1945), Vikram Seth (1952), Kanan Devi (1916), Richard Allen (1902), Harish-Chandra (1923), and Ramdev (1965).


Among religious figures born in India, Oswald Gracias ranks 51Before him are Telesphore Toppo (1939), Rukhmabai (1864), Simon Pimenta (1920), Varkey Vithayathil (1927), Joseph Coutts (1945), and Baselios Cleemis (1959). After him are Begum Samru (1746) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1990).