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Devasayam Pillai, canonized by Pope Francis

Category : Miscellaneous
Published on: May 17 2022 Share on facebook

  • Devasahayam Pillai, who embraced Christianity in the 18th century, became the first Indian layman to be declared a saint by Pope Francis during an impressive canonisation ceremony at the Vatican.
  • Saint Devasahayam Pillai, who was an Indian layman of the Catholic Church, was a significant part of the church’s history in the 18th century. 
  • Pillai is considered a martyr by the church and he led a tough battle against casteism in the country.
  • Pillai was born in a Hindu family but converted to Catholicism, and was considered a martyr after his demise.
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