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Devasahayam Pillai was declared a saint

Vatican> Congregation for the Doctrine of the Religion The ceremony was officiated by Pope Francis on the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday at 10.30 am (1.30 pm Indian time).

The celebrations associated to the canonization of Katadimala close to Nagercoil, the place Devasahayam Pillai was martyred, began from yesterday. God’s assist elevated the kid and fourteen others to holy standing.

Neelakanta Pillai was born a Hindu and later grew to become the kid of Lazarus Devasahayam. He was born in 1712 at Nattalam in Kanyakumari. Throughout the reign of Marthanda Varma, he held excessive positions within the Travancore military. He was baptized on May 17, 1745 by JP Buttari, a Jesuit priest at Vadakankulam Church. Historical past has it that Pillai, a religious Christian, was shot lifeless on January 14, 1752 at Katadimala.

Church buildings within the Dioceses of Kottar, Kuzhithura and Neyyattinkara in Tamil Nadu additionally maintain particular ceremonies in reference to the elevation to the Holy See. Thanksgiving Mass shall be held on June 5 at Katadimala.

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