Matthew Makil

27 Mar 1851
26 Jan 1914
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Mathew Makil, Servant of God (27 March 1851 – 26 January 1914) was the second Vicar Apostolic and the first indigenous Vicar Apostolic of the Vicariate of Changanassery, which is the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Changanassery today. Mar Mathew Makil was also the first Vicar Apostolic of the Vicariate of Kottayam, which is the Arch Diocese of Kottayam today. He was born in Manjoor, Travancore now a part of Kerala. He was the third son of Thomman and Anna Makil Puthenpurayil. In 1896, he became the Vicar Apostolic of the Vicariate of Changanassery, and in 1911, when a new Vicariate Apostolic of Kottayam was constituted exclusively for the Knanaya Catholics, Mar Mathew Makil was transferred to Kottayam as Vicar Apostolic. He died at Kottayam on 26 Jan 1914 and on 26 Jan 2009 Declared as Servant of God.

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