religious leader

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Noun1.religious leader - leader of a religious orderreligious leader - leader of a religious order    
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
ayatollah - a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well
guru - a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
Guru - each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion
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ISLAMABAD -- Scope of investigation into Ramsha Mashih case has been extended and a noted Rawalpindi religious leader is likely to be apprehended in this connection.
No religious leader in the world endorses the behavior of the Zionist regime towards the oppressed people of Palestine because religious leaders do not accept day-and-night attacks by opponents on an innocent nation," Archbishop of Tehran Sabo Sarkisian told FNA.
Meanwhile religious leader said if people around the world mention Islam with terror it would have very big harm to world peace.
Columnist Abdul Rahman al-Rashid of the pan-Arab daily ASHARQ AL AWSAT on Thursday said that Muslim religious leader often give political speeches and criticize "the wrong person," due to their "political ignorance.
Velyat e Faqih," the notion of a religious leader holding supreme political power, was given a very sniffy reception by theologically more eminent Shia figures, such as Grand Ayatollah al-Khoie, venerated religious leader of the 12 million Iraqi Shia.
When contacted religious leader from Rawalpindi alleged police was doing so to implicate Maulana Khalid Jadoon in this case therefore it was giving a biased turn to the case.
On the last day of his official visit to Cyprus, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held a roundtable discussion with Archbishop Chrysostomos II and Turkish Cypriot religious leader Mehmet Emin Yeltekin at the UN-controlled Ledra Palace hotel.
Mehmet GE[micro]rmez is not only the religious leader of Turkey.
If a religious leader orders the killing of innocent people in the name of religion, he ceases to be a faithful follower of his own religion.
NAJAF/ Aswat al-Iraq: Renowned religious leader Ali Sistani received today Iranian foreign minister Mohammed Jawad Zareef.
NAWABSHAH -- A prominent local religious leader Yaqoob Qadri has been shot dead by unknown armed attackers in Nawabshah.
It's a clear trend in the direction of disapproval of religious leader involvement in politics," Chaves said.