Religion: Auschwitz Ire Stay-put nuns spark protests

Stay-put nuns spark protests

For the past five years, efforts to improve ties between Roman Catholicism and Judaism have been disrupted by turmoil over the presence of 14 Carmelite nuns at the site of the infamous Auschwitz death camp in southern Poland. The nuns maintain a convent just outside the camp's barbed-wire perimeter, in a red brick building that once housed canisters of deadly Zyklon B gas. Their mission: to pray for all the Nazis' victims, including the 6 million Jews who died in concentration camps. But the establishment of a Christian institution at a place that will forever symbolize Jewish martyrdom has stirred outrage...

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