Pave the way foundation has been working with
Donahoe, Rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul in Birmingham Alabama.
Father Donahoe was able to identify the availability of the
Bodmer Papyrus. The Bodmer Papyrus is the oldest written version of
the Gospels of St. John and St. Luke and contains the oldest written
version of the Lord's Prayer which was written sometime between 175 and 225 AD. Pave the Way initiated contact for Fr.
Donahoe with the Vatican Library. It was also through the efforts of Pave the Way
that we were able to identify the donor, Mr. Frank Hanna III of
Atlanta, Georgia, to help to bring
this historic acquisition to worldwide availability in the care of
the Vatican library. Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi,
was instrumental in
helping to realize this historical event.
Pave the Way Foundation is extremely pleased
to have played a key role in this most historic event.
Pave the Way Foundation board members greet Bishop Raffaele Farina
SBD just prior to the presentation of the Bodmer. LtoR- Dr. Rolando
Clementoni KCSG, Gary and Meredith Krupp, Bishop Farina, Richard
Kandel and Harry Epstein.
Above Pope Benedict XVI examines the papyrus.
Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary
of State receive Gary Krupp of PTWF at the presentation
ceremony January 22, 2007
Video of the presentation of the Bodmer Papyrus to Pope
Benedict XVI- January 2007