Franciszek Rogaczewski

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Blessed Franciszek Rogaczewski
Born(1892-12-23)23 December 1892
Lipinki, Poland
Died11 January 1940(1940-01-11) (aged 47)
Sztutowo, Poland
Beatified13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II
Feast11 January, 12 June (with the Polish Martyrs of World War II)

Franciszek Rogaczewski (23 December 1892 – 11 January 1940) was a Polish Catholic priest who was arrested by the Nazis and killed at Stutthof concentration camp. He is a martyr of the Roman Catholic church, and was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 13 June 1999.


Franciszek Rogaczewski was born on 23 December 1892 in Lipinki, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.[1] He studied for the priesthood and was ordained in Gdańsk in 1918. As pastor of Christ the King parish, he was a highly renowned and much sought-after confessor.[1] Rogaczewski was arrested on 1 September 1939 by the Nazis for the crime of being a priest.[1] He was tortured for months before being shot to death on 11 January 1940 while imprisoned at Stutthof concentration camp (located near Sztutowo, Poland).[1]


After his death, Rogaczewski was recognized as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 13 June 1999.[1] His feast day is 11 January; there is also a group memorial for the 108 Polish Martyrs of World War II whose memorial is celebrated on 12 June.


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  1. ^ a b c d e Jones, Terry. "Blessed Franciszek Rogaczewski". Patron Saints Index. Retrieved 9 January 2011.