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Catholic priest

Servant of God William Finnemann was a priest of the Society of the Divine Word, auxiliary bishop of Manila and apostolic vicar of Calapan, the Philippines.


Finnemann, William was born on December 18, 1882 in Bueninghausen, Germany. Son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Nasse) Finnemann.


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. On December 7, 1999, he was declared Servant of God.


  • 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.


  • Other Work

    • Author of a Grammar of the Ilocano Language and translation of Extracts of the Holy Bible into Ilocano and Tagalog.


Member Permanent Committee International Eucharist Congresses. Knights of Columbus.


Bernard Finnemann

Elizabeth (Nasse) Finnemann