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St. Gregory the Great
Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great
and Anglican Order of St. John

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

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


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

Sir Sigmund Sternberg KCSG in London, one of the first Jewish men to be invested to the Pontifical Order.

The Late Rabbi Mordechai Waxman first  Rabbi to be invested to the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great

On July 13, 2005, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II approved the name of Gary Krupp to be invested into the Order of St. John of the Anglican Church.
Diploma of the Order of St. John

Jewish National Fund Centennial Tree of Life Award given to Gary Krupp of Pave the Way

Bishop Mark Sisk, Episcopal Bishop of New York, Gary Krupp, Suzanne Bishopric Chancellor of the priory of the United States, John R. Drexel IV, Esq., Prior for the United States, Michael Braunstein Meredith Krupp and Barbara Haywood, Executive Director of the Order of St. John in the United States



June 13, 2006 Gary  and Meredith Krupp, co-founders of Pave the Way Foundation,  was awarded one of the highest peace awards bestowed by the Vatican Ambassador to he United Nations Archbishop Celestino Migliore. "The Servitor Pacis Award" the servant of peace.                          



At a special investiture ceremony on June 3, 2006 in Washington DC., Mr. Krupp was awarded the "Benemerenti Medal" of good works by the Sacred Constantinian Order of St. George by His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington..











On January 22, 2007 at the Vatican Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State raised the rank of Gary Krupp to Knights Commander with a Silver Star of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great.  Left to Right are Meredith and Gary Krupp, Cardinal Bertone and PTWF advisors in Rome Dr. Rolando and Gabriella Clementoni




Right- Jean- Louis Cardinal Tauran, Librarian and archivist of the Holy Roman Church and Bishop Raffaele Farina, Prefect of the Vatican Library bestow the raise in rank on Gary Krupp


Pope  Benedict XVI raised Gary Krupp in Rank