On May 27th, 2006, Gary Krupp,
President of Pave the Way Foundation along with the Board and
advisors and special guests and contributors, presented a special
a monument to be placed in Poland,
the homeland of Pope John Paul II. This event was held at a papal
dedication ceremony in Wadowice. Poland, the birth place of Pope John Paul II.
This project has been planned
with Jerzy and Irene Kluger, lifetime friend of Pope John Paul II, and H.Em.
Stanislaw Cardinal Dziwisz, secretary to the Pope for over forty
PTWF delegation in Auschwitz May 28, 2006 presenting statue of
the Polish monument of Pope John Paul II to the Chief Rabbi of Poland Rabbi Schudrich. Pictured from PTWF with Rabbi Schudrich (l to r) Rabbi and Mrs. Benjamin Blech, Rabbi Schudrich, Sculpture
Sam Philipe, Gary Krupp, Elliot Hershberg, Meredith Krupp, and
This monument will be in commemoration of
Pope John Paul II for
his lifetime commitment to religious reconciliation. Right, is the
miniature sculpted by Israeli artist Sam Philipe of Jerusalem. This
miniature has been presented to those who have paved the way to the
most important event and will be presented to each individual who
helps us to complete the monument.
Krupp and Jerzy Kluger,both of Pave the Way, welcome Pope
Benedict XVI and Stanislaw Cardinal Dziwiszinto the
childhood home of Pope John Paul II in Wadowice Poland during the
Papal mission to Poland May 27, 2006.
His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, is given
the gift, of the miniature of the monument, to be erected in Krakow,
Poland. The Polish government is excited about this wonderful
gesture where Jerusalem stone will be brought to Krakow to simulate
the Kotel or the Western Wall.
and Sam Philpe discussing the many changes
that need to be made to the monument, currently under construction
in Netanya, Israel. To begin, the head has been fabricated in clay and
the body in Styrofoam, which will be shaped to exactly duplicate the
cassock thatPope John Paul II wore that day of one of the
most important inter-religious gestures in history. Below, through
the courtesy of Opus Dei Gary and Meredith Krupp obtained
special permission in Rome, to examine and photograph the actual
Papal cassock given to Opus Dei personally by Pope John Paul II.
These studies are being used to assure the accuracy of the monument
under construction in Israel.