William Finnemann

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William Finnemann
Servant of God, priest; martyr
Born 1882
Soest, North Rhine-Westphalia
German Empire German Empire
Died 1942
Near Verde Island, Batangas,
Philippines Philippines
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 26 October

Servant of God William (Wilhelm) Finnemann (December 18, 1882 – October 26, 1942) was a priest of the Society of the Divine Word, auxiliary bishop of Manila and apostolic vicar of Calapan, the Philippines.

Born in Hultrop, Soest, North Rhine-Westphalia in the German Empire, he was martyred by being thrown into the sea near Verde Island off the coast of Batangas City, Batangas.


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.

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