William Finnemann

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William Finnemann
Servant of God, professed priest, Society of the Divine Word; apostolic vicar of Calapan; martyr
Born 1882
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Germany
Died 1942
Batangas, Philippines Philippines
Honored in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 26 October

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.


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:Martyrdom
  • Postulator:
  • 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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