Mathew Makil was born on 27th march 1851 at Manjoor in Kottayam District. He was
appointed Vicar General for the Southists in the Vicariate of Kottayam in 1889. When
the Vicariate Apostolic of Kottayam and Trichur were re-organized into Trichur,
Ernakulam and Changanassery in 1896, hewas nominated Titular Bishop of Trallus
and appointed Vicar Apostolic of Changanassery. In 1911, a new Vicariate Apostolic of Kottayam was constituted exclusively for the Knanaya Catholics and Mar Mathew Makil was transferred to
Kottayam as Vicar Apostolic. He died at Kottayam on 26th jan 1914 and on 26 Jan 2009 Declared as Servant of God.