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Tag: Devasahayam Pillai

Pillai first Indian layman to be Catholic saint as Pope Francis canonises him
Pillai first Indian layman to be Catholic saint as Pope Francis canonises him

Pillai, a Hindu who converted to Christianity in the 18th century - drawing the ire of the then rulers, was canonised at 2.30 p.m. (IST) at the St Peter's Basilica in Vatican along with nine others. A miracle attributed to him was recognised by Pope Francis in 2014 leading to his canonisation now.

Devasahayam Pillai
Devasahayam Pillai becomes 1st Indian layman to be declared saint by Pope

Pope Francis canonised Blessed Devasahayam Pillai along with nine other Blesseds during a Canonisation Mass in St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

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