Servant of God, professed priest, Society of the Divine Word; apostolic vicar of Calapan; martyr
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Roman Catholic Church
William (Wilhelm) Finnemann was born on December 18, 1882 in Hultrop, Soest, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was a priest of the Society of the Divine Word and apostolic vicar of Calapan. On October 26, 1942, he was killed (thrown to the sea), near Verde Island in Batangas, Philippines.
Canonization [ edit ]
Finnemann is currently in consideration for sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church with protocol number 2290 assigned by the
Congregation for the Causes of Saints. On December 7, 1999, he was declared Servant of God.
Canonization Process [ edit ]
Fr. Wilhelm is underway to
sainthood, and here is his canonization process.
Diocese of Competent Bishop:
Calapan CCS Protocol No: 2290
Type of Cause:
Petitioner: Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan, 5200 Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, PHILIPPINES SVD Philippine Central Province, 1916 Oroquieta St. cor. Tayuman St., Sta. Cruz,1003 Manila, PHILIPPINES
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