Fingley (Finglow), John, Bl.

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Priest, martyr; b. at Barmby-in-the-Marsh (or Barneby near Howden), Yorkshire, England; d. Aug. 8, 1586, hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. He studied at Cambridge and at Rheims, where he was ordained to the priesthood March 25, 1581. The following month he entered the mission field in northern England. He was arrested, tried, and condemned for being a Catholic priest and reconciling English subjects to the ancient Church. Fingley was beatified by Pope John Paul II on Nov. 22, 1987 with George Haydock and Companions.

Feast of the English Martyrs: May 4 (England).

See Also: england, scotland, and wales, martyrs of.

Bibliography: r. challoner, Memoirs of Missionary Priests, ed. j. h. pollen (rev. ed. London 1924). j. h. pollen, Acts of English Martyrs (London 1891).

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