POLISH Primate Josef Cardinal Glemp unexpectedly withdrew his support for the planting of crosses at Auschwitz this week. Just days after he rebuked the Israeli government for "interfering in a sovereign matter-, he said that Catholic activists erecting crosses on the perimeter of the death camp were "irresponsible".
The Carrli nal said the controversy had little to do with the Christian faith and that a solution would he sought at the next meeting of the Polish Bishop's Conference later this month. A hardline Polish Catholic workers' group angered Jewish organisations last week by planting over fifty crosses around the camp. in memory of executed Christians.