William Finnemann

Intro Roman Catholic bishop
A.K.A. Finnemann
Was Priest
From Germany
Type Religion
Gender male
Birth 1882, Soest, Germany
Death 1942, Batangas City, Philippines (aged 60 years)

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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