POLISH CARDINAL CHIDES JEWS OVER AUSCHWITZ CONVENT
WARSAW — Poland's Cardinal Jozef Glemp has accused Jews of violating the country's sovereignty and told them not to dictate impossible terms in a dispute over a Carmelite convent at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. Cardinal Glemp called on Jewish media not to stoke anti-Polish feelings and stop referring to seven American Jews attacked outside the convent in southern Poland as heroes, the official news agency PAP said Sunday.
Though the cardinal previously had called for dialogue with Jews, his remarks were his harshest so far on the dispute over the convent at Auschwitz, where 4 million people, mostly Jews, were killed by the Nazis during World War II. Jews want the nuns moved from what they call a shrine to the Holocaust.