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INTRODUCTION

The importance of the martyrdom of Servant of God Devasahayam Pillai can be understood from three angles: from his heroic witness itself as a martyr, from the special message the martyrdom had because of the historical circumstances and from the immediate impact it had in the local Church and in the Church at large, especially in India and in Ceylon (today’s Sri Lanka).