Official Website of Bishop Mar Mathew Makil


Mar 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, he was 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


27 Mar 1851


Born Manjoor

30 May 1874


Ordained Priest 

11 Jun 1896


Ordained Bishop Titular Bishop of Tralles in Asia 

25 Oct 1896


Appointed Vicar Apostolic of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese), India 

29 Aug 1911


Appointed Vicar Apostolic of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India

26 Jan 1914


Died Vicar Apostolic of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese), India

26 Jan 2009


Declared Servant of God Mathew Makil

a priest for 39.7 years 
a bishop for 17.6 years