Three Kings Cathedral

Last updated
Three Kings Cathedral
Katedral Tiga Raja
Three King cathedral in Timika, Papua.JPG
Location Timika
CountryFlag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

The Three Kings Cathedral [1] (Indonesian : Katedral Tiga Raja) also called Timika Cathedral is a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church, located in the town of Timika [2] in Papua province, in the East Asian country of Indonesia.

The temple follows the Roman or Latin rite and functions as the main or mother church of the Diocese of Timika (Dioecesis Timikaënsis or Keuskupan Timika) which was created in 2003 by bull "Supernum evangelizationis" of Pope John Paul II.

The building was built between 2004 and 2005 and was formally enshrined in the 2010 [3] with the presence of the apostolic nuncio (Vatican ambassador in Indonesia) Leopoldo Girelli. The structure can receive 2 thousand parishioners and reaches a maximum height in the tower of 55 meters.

It is under the pastoral responsibility of the Bishop John Philip Saklil.

In 2015 the cathedral suffered an attack by Indonesian soldiers in which 2 people died. [4]

See also

Related Research Articles

Cologne Cathedral Church in Cologne, Germany

Cologne Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is a renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996. It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day. At 157 m (515 ft), the cathedral is currently the tallest twin-spired church in the world, the second tallest church in Europe after Ulm Minster, and the third tallest church in the world.

Order of St. Gregory the Great Honorary Order of Knighthood of the Holy See

The Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great was established on 1 September 1831, by Pope Gregory XVI, seven months after his election to that seat by the College of Cardinals.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agaña archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agaña is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in the United States. It comprises the United States dependency of Guam. The prelate is an archbishop whose cathedral is the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica.

Mimika Air

Pt. Mimika Air, formerly known as GT Air is a charter airline based in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was established in 1998 and operates charter services for Djayanti, an Indonesian forestry company. Its main base is Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta.

Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea

The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea is a province of the Anglican Communion. It was created in 1976 when the Province of Papua New Guinea became independent from the Province of Queensland in the Church of England in Australia following Papua New Guinea's independence in 1975.

Major basilica title given to the four highest-ranking Roman Catholic churches

A major basilica is one of the four highest-ranking Roman Catholic church buildings, all of which are also papal basilicas: the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran, St. Peter's Basilica, the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. All of them are located within the diocese of Rome: St. Peter's Basilica is located in Vatican City and thus within the territory and sovereign jurisdiction of the Holy See. The other three are geographically located in Italian territory, but enjoy extraterritorial status under the Lateran Treaty. The Archbasilica of Saint John in the Lateran is the seat of the Pope and the site of the Papal Cathedra, and is the oldest and first in rank of the major basilicas.

Mozes Kilangin Airport airport

Timika Airport known as Mozes Kilangin Airport, is an airport in Timika, Papua, Indonesia.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu archdiocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu is a Roman Rite archdiocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines and one of the ecclesiastical provinces of the Catholic Church in the country. It is composed of the entire civil province of Cebu. It is the Mother Church of the Philippines. The jurisdiction, Cebu, is considered as the fount of Christianity in the Far East.

Algeria–Holy See relations Diplomatic relations between the Peoples Democratic Republic of Algeria and Holy See

Algeria–Holy See relations are foreign relations between Algeria and the Holy See. There have been tensions in the relationship in recent years due to criticism of the Algerian government by the Vatican and increasing restrictions imposed on Algerian Catholics.

Embassy of the United States to the Holy See

The Embassy of the United States of America to the Holy See is the diplomatic mission of United States of America to the Holy See, a term referring to the central government and universal reach of the Roman Catholic Church. The current embassy moved to new headquarters in September 2015 in a separate building on the same compound as the United States Embassy Rome. The embassy was previously located on Aventine Hill in the Villa Domiziana in Rome, Italy, which was built as a private residence in 1953. In 1994, the U.S. government acquired the property as the new chancery for embassy. On October 16, 2017, Callista L. Gingrich was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Ambassador to the Holy See.

Kelly Kwalik West Papuan rebel

Kelly Kwalik was a senior separatist leader and military commander with the Free Papua Movement (OPM), a separatist organization based in Indonesia's Papua Province.

Timika Town in Papua, Indonesia

Timika is a chartered city (kota), and the capital of Mimika Regency on the southern coast of Papua, Indonesia. In 2014, the city had a population of around 130,000.

Syro-Malabar Cathedral of St Alphonsa, Preston Church in Lancashire, United Kingdom

The Syro-Malabar Cathedral of St Alphonsa also St Ignatius Church is a Catholic cathedral of the Syro Malabar rite in Preston, Lancashire, under the administration of the Syro-Malabar Diocese of Great Britain. It is situated close to the Preston city centre and the entrance to it is along Meadow Street. The building was opened in 1836 and was the first church in Preston to have a spire.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, Guasdualito Church in Guasdualito, Venezuela

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, also Guasdualito Cathedral, is a religious building belonging to the Catholic Church in the city of Guasdualito, Venezuela.

2016 Alfa Indonesia DHC-4 crash

On 31 October 2016, a modified DHC-4 Caribou transport aircraft operated by Alfa Indonesia crashed in the Papuan jungle while en route to Ilaga Airport in Ilaga, Indonesia. The flight was operated by Alfa Indonesia as a chartered cargo flight with four people on board. There were no survivors among the four crew members on board.

Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Melbourne Church in Melbourne, Australia

The Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral also called Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Is a religious building of the Catholic Church of Byzantine or Ukrainian rite that is located in the north of the city of Melbourne the greater one of the state of Victoria in the southeastern part of Australia. It should not be confused with the Latin or Roman rite cathedral of Melbourne dedicated to Saint Patrick or with the Syro-Malabar Catholic Cathedral dedicated to St. Alfonsa.

2019 Papua protests series of protests by Papuans in Indonesian Papua

The 2019 Papua protests are a series of protests by Papuans in Indonesia that began on 19 August 2019 and mainly took place across Indonesian Papua in response to the Surabaya arrests of 43 Papuan students for alleged disrespect of the Indonesian flag. Many of the protests involved thousands of participants, and some grew from local protests in Surabaya to demanding an independence referendum for the whole region. In several locations, the protests turned into general riots, resulting in the destruction of government buildings in Wamena, Sorong and Jayapura. Clashes between violent protesters and police resulted in injuries, with over 30 people killed from both the clashes and the rioting.


  1. Cathedral of the Three Kings in Timika
  2. "indonesian papua gets new cathedral -" . Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  3. Technology, 2SEE. "Ambassador of Vatican to attend Timika Cathedral inauguration". Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  4. "Pacific Churches condemn killing in West Papua | Loop Tonga". Retrieved 2016-08-25.
Internal View Timika cathedral.JPG
Internal View