Photo Galery | St. Gregory the Great

July 29, 2000, Pope John Paul II, invested Gary Krupp as a Knights Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great, for his years of benevolent work, to help Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, the hospital founded and built by St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. Mr. Krupp was the seventh Jewish man in history to be so honored. Mr. Krupp felt that this honor was a calling to bridge all of the religions of the world. He, and his wife Meredith, founded Pave the Way Foundation. Read Vatican Press Release.

  Bishop James McHugh, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Cardinal Renato Martino Invest Mr. Krupp the Seventh Jewish Man in History as a Knights Commander in the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great
Gary Krupp in the Uniform of a Knights Commander of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great picture here with Dr. and Mrs. Rolando Clementoni Italian advisors to Pave the Way Sir Sigmund Sternberg KCSG in London, one of the first Jewish men to be invested to the Pontifical Order.

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Photo Gallery | Peace

 William Cardinal Keeler, Former Archbishop of Baltimore meeting on Israeli Vatican relations  Gary and Meredith Krupp meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres  Former Israeli Consul General Arye Mekel with Gary Krupp Fr. David Jaeger Fr. O'reilly

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Photo Gallery | Missions to help Christian - Israeli relations

As the negotiations to finalize full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Holy See move forward, we traveled to Israel to meet with high Israeli ranking officials in order to further move the process and to eliminate potential problems. We are not involved in any direct negotiations but have a unique place where we can bridge the interests of both sides. PTWF will address any situation, which represents an obstacle that we may be able to resolve. While many others listen to the "nay sayers" at the very least PTWF WILL TRY TO RESOLVE THE DIFFERENCES and overcome the obstacles between the faiths.

Speech to His Holiness Pope John Paul II Msgr. Lombardi spokesman for the Vatican Amb. Shmuel Ben Shmuel Director of Religious affairs in Israeli

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Photo Gallery | Cultural Exchanges

 Planning the Loan from the Vatican Library  The site of the Last Supper in Jerusalem  Illuminated Maimonides Manuscripts

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Photo Gallery | Papal Encounters

 Pope John Paul II 1990  With friends 1998  Delivering a cross cut from the last steel beam removed from the World Trade Center for the NYFD May 2001


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"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005



Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land


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