cleric cleric  /ˈklɛ rɪk/


  • (n) a clergyman or other person in religious orders



  1. Egyptian Muslim Cleric Receives Suspended Prison Sentence for Burning Bible

    CAIRO (AP) — A hard-line Muslim cleric received an 11-year suspended sentence Sunday for tearing up and burning a Bible, Egypt’s official news agency said. Cairo’s Nasr City court sentenced Ahmed Abdullah and his son was given a suspended sentence of eight years over the same incident, the Middle East News Agency reported. The two [...]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Christian News Network

  2. Iran Elects Moderate Cleric Hasan Rouhani President

    Moderate cleric Hasan Rouhani replaces Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has been in power since 2005. David Greene talks to Thomas Erdbrink, a reporter for The New York Times in Tehran, about Iran's newly elected president.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Moderate cleric wins Iran's presidential vote

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Moderate cleric Hasan Rowhani was declared the winner of Iran's presidential vote on Saturday after gaining support among many reform-minded Iranians looking to claw back a bit of ground after years of crackdowns and now resets the country's political order.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "If we have such people in the police ranks we will not be able to bring security," Karzai said. "If a police officer does not respect a cleric in his house, how will it be possible for the police to respect people in the society? We don't...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Hamid Karzai Source: The Associated Press

  2. "There is this pattern of behaviour which is very concerning to the government," acting federal attorney-general Kevin Andrews said. "We have had repeated remarks made by the most senior Islamic cleric in Australia, Sheik Alhilali. We have...
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Kevin Andrews Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. In Iran, the powerful imam Ahmad Khatami said the pope "should fall on his knees in front of a senior Muslim cleric."
    on Sep 21, 2006 By: Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Source: SitNews

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