Blessed Franciszek Rogaczewski
Lipinki, Poland, December 23, 1892 –Zaspa Gdansk, Poland, January 11, 1940
Franciszek Rogaczewski was born in Lipinki in Kujawsko-Pomorskie region in Poland, December 23, 1892. In 1918 he received the Order of Priests becoming a priest of the Archdiocese of Gdansk. He was a pastor in this city and then in parish of Christ the King in Paris.
Returning to his homeland occupied by the Nazi regime, on September 1, 1939 he was arrested and accused of being Christian. Imprisoned and tortured, he was finally shot on January 11, 1940 near Gdansk.
On June 13, 1999, Pope John Paul II raised to the altars 108 victims of the Nazi persecution, including Blessed Francis Rogaczewski, who is therefore now celebrated on the anniversary of his martyrdom.
Roman Martyrology: At Gdansk in Poland, Blessed Francesco Rogaczewski, priest and martyr who, during the German occupation of Poland by an atheist regime, was executed for his faith.
SOURCE: Santi e Beati