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John Philip Saklil (20 March 1960 – 3 August 2019) was an Indonesian prelate of the Catholic Church who was Bishop of Timika from 2004 until his death in 2019.

John Philip Saklil
Bishop of the Diocese of Timika
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Saklil in 2018
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
SeeDiocese of Timika
In office2004–2019
Ordination23 October 1988
Consecration18 April 2004
by Leo Laba Ladjar
Personal details
Born(1960-03-20)20 March 1960
Kokonao, Papua (province), Indonesia
Died3 August 2019(2019-08-03) (aged 59)
Timika, Papua (province), Indonesia
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Saklil was born in Kokonao, Indonesia, on 20 March 1960. He studied in Indonesia and the Philippines before being ordained a priest of the Diocese of Jayapura on 23 October 1988. He fulfilled pastoral assignments until 1993 and then studied for three years at the East Asian Pastoral Institute in Manila. Returning to Jayapura, he was vicar general from 1996 to 1999 and then episcopal vicar for the western part of the diocese, based in Timika, from 2000 to 2004.[1]

On 10 January 2004, Pope John Paul II appointed him the first Bishop of newly established Diocese of Timika.[1] He received his episcopal consecration on 18 April.[2]

He died on 3 August 2019.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 10.01.2004" (PDF) (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 10 January 2004. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b Marten, Timoteus (3 August 2019). "Uskup Timika Mgr John Philip Saklil Pr berpulang". Tabloid Jubi (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 August 2019.