The Polish bishop whose diocese includes Auschwitz said a decision had been made to move the nuns after threats by some Jewish leaders to boycott anniversary ceremonies on 19 April. Many Jews want the Carmelite nuns resettled because they regard the convent, attached to the walls of the former Nazi concentration camp, as an intrusion on the most symbolic of all monuments to the Holocaust.
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Poland's Roman Catholic Church has renewed efforts to move 14 nuns from a convent at Auschwitz to prevent their presence marring the 50th anniversary of a Second World War uprising in Warsaw's Jewish ghetto, Reuter reports from Warsaw.