Gary L. Krupp to be Awarded the Servant of Peace Award at the United Nations

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Gary L. Krupp KCSG, founder of the Pave the Way Foundation of New York City, has been nominated for the Servitor Pacis (Servant of Peace) Award by the Vatican’s ambassador to the United Nations and the President of the Path to Peace Foundation. The Servitor Pacis Award is bestowed upon those who devote their lives to the greater good in finding solutions to achieve peace. Mr. Krupp is being recognized for his diligent and tireless work helping to bridge the gap between the world’s great religions through cultural, technological, and intellectual exchanges.

Gary L. Krupp KCSG, founder of the Pave the Way Foundation of New York City, has been nominated for the Servitor Pacis (Servant of Peace) Award by the Vatican’s ambassador to the United Nations and the President of the Path to Peace Foundation. The Servitor Pacis Award is bestowed upon those who devote their lives to the greater good in finding solutions to achieve peace. Mr. Krupp is being recognized for his diligent and tireless work helping to bridge the gap between the world’s great religions through cultural, technological, and intellectual exchanges.

The Path to Peace Foundation is a charitable organization established by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. The purpose of the foundation, headed by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, is to spread the message of peace.

In response, Mr. Krupp stated, “I am most honored by this recognition by the Path to Peace Foundation. This award strengthens my drive to bring the world’s religions together to agree that religious intolerance has no place in our world, and that we would do better to focus on what unites us and learn about our fellow man’s religious beliefs.”

The award will be bestowed on Mr. Krupp at the United Nations in New York City on June 13, 2006 at a formal reception. H.Em. Renato Cardinal Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, at the Vatican will be traveling to the US to attend the event On July 29, 2000 Pope John Paul II had invested Mr. Krupp as a Knight Commander in the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great. Mr. Krupp was the seventh Jewish man in history to receive this Knighthood of the Vatican City State. July 2005 he was invested as an Officer Brother of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, an order of the Anglican Church by approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In September 2002 Mr. Krupp received the Jewish National Funds Tree of Life award.

About Pave the Way Foundation:

Pave the Way Foundation is dedicated to bridging the gap between religions through cultural, technological, and intellectual exchanges. The Foundation has a simple yet monumental vision: To enable all the world’s religions mutually realize that extremism, politics and personal agendas must not be allowed to poison the true benevolent message common to all faiths. Bigotry and hatred must be abolished by the faithful embracing their similarities and savoring their differences. More information on the Foundation can be found at http://www.ptwf.org.

About The Path to Peace Foundation:

Due to the need for expanded humanitarian and conciliatory activities, which go beyond the strictly diplomatic parameters of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations, the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations established the Path to Peace Foundation in 1991. The Foundation directs its activities primarily to the international stage of the United Nations. Its principal purpose is the spreading of the message of peace by which the Catholic Church, through the words and activities of the Pope and of the Holy See, strives to “guide our steps into the path of peace" (Luke 1:79)

For more information, contact:

Linda Simpson

Pave the Way Foundation

Tel.: 212-629-0046

Fax: 516-432-7561

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