John Heneghan

John Heneghan (21 December 1881 – 10 February 1945) was an Irish priest, editor, and a member of the Maynooth Mission to China, who was murdered by the Japanese forces in the Battle of Manila in 1945. Heneghan was born in Louisburgh, County Mayo, Ireland, in 1882, the son of Walter Heneghan. He was educated at St Jarlath's College, Tuam, and St Patrick's College, Maynooth. His sister was Bridget Rice.

He was ordained in Maynooth, in June 1909, by the Archbishop of Dublin, William Walsh. During Easter Week 1916, he heard the confessions of Tuam Volunteers on their way to Athenry to joining the Easter Rising.

During World War II, he was the superior of the Maynooth missionaries in the Philippines. Provided by Wikipedia