Welcome to Voice of Peter ToRot
Pope John Paul II after consultation with the congregations for causes of saint, by his apostolic authority, declared that the venerable servant of God Peter ToRot shall be proclaimed as Blessed that his feast, shall be celebrated every year, on the 7th day of July. Blessed Peter ToRot is an outstanding example of family man a church leader the person who is prepared to lay down his life for God and neighbour.
On the Feastday of Blessed Peter ToRot: Catechist and Martyr -first PNG Melanesian and first indigenous of Oceania to be recognized by the Universal Church as BLESSED means a lot for the laity in PNGSI. He represents the Acts of the Apostles early Christian Community thus fulfills and concerns all the issues and aspects of life from family to parenting, children their formation and upbringing, catechetical instructions and human characters and qualities, youth with freshness of life and idealism, young career and professionalism as teacher catechist, ongoing formation and collaboration with authority, bonding between formal education and cultural values, husband and father, leader and mentor, conviction and determination, grounded in the Word of Scripture and meeting of the Word made flesh in the Person of Jesus, protector of values and beauty of family life and sacrament of marriage, prisoner for he sake of Christ and interpreter between the local language and the imperial codes and signs, a Martyr and steadfast witness of the truth. A model and prototype Christian Leader important for modern times. Blessed Peter ToRot -Catechist and Martyr pray for us and strengthen our faith in the Blessed Trinity the source of all families and communities. Happy and blessed Feastday to us all.
Fr. Dariusz Eki Kaluza became new Bishop-elect of Goroka.
Given Names: Dariusz Eki
Date of Birth: 05/11/1967
Place of Birth: Pszczyna, Poland
Education History: Primary and Secondary Education Polish School System
1987-1993 Seminary training for Catholic Priesthood (Philosophy and Theology in Kazimierz Biskupi Seminary, Poland, MA in Theology).
Religious Background: Solemnly Professed Member of Missionaries of the Holy Family
Presbyteral Ordination: 08/05/1993
1993 - 1996: Assistant Parish Priest - Zlotow, Poland
1997 - 1999: Parish Priest at Ialibu Parish, Diocese of Mendi
2000 - 2002: Parish Priest at Imbongu Parish, Dioocese of Mendi
2003 - 2004: Parish Priest at Ialibu Parish, Diocese of Mendi
2004 - 2014: Director of Catechist Training School, Diocese of Mendi
2006 - 2011: Vicar General, Diocese of Mendi
2011 - 2012: Administrator of the Diocese of Mendi
2012 - 2014: Vicar General, Diocese of Mendi
2015 - present: Pastoral Vicar, Archdiocese of Madang
The Voice of Peter ToRot Association of Papua New Guinea
is dedicated to Blessed Peter ToRot and design:
To promote spiritual and moral values Blessed Peter Torot lived and died for.
To promote the cause for the canonization of Blessed Peter Torot.
To provide resources and the opportunity for on-going spiritual, personal renewal
and formation for lay people.
To ensure that materials of historical significance that have been documented
are preserved in the Archives.
To create awareness about the potential of an electronic and print media as
a valuable tool for religious, cultural and social development of the country.
To provide venue and opportunities for the following activities:
- a venue for religious/spiritual conferences,
- accessibility for research and formation,
- production of TV/radio/internet documentaries,
- enhance better collaboration of lay and religious
- enhance greater ecumenical cooperation.
Signs of The Times
Blessed Peter ToRot
1912 - 1945
O Holy Martyr, Peter ToRot,
God chose you to serve his people as a catechist.
You took delight in your work and performed it loyally.
You strengthen your people’s faith and did not abandon them in time of intense suffering.
We rejoice that God has chosen to favor you as the first martyr of Papua New Guinea.
We pray that through your intercession we may persevere in time of trial and courageously profess our faith. Amen.