Debate at Vatican: will immigration save Italy from demographic collapse?
Catholic World News - October 29, 2010
Influential figures around the Vatican are expressing starkly different views on the nation’s demographic future, notes Sandro Magister in L’Espresso. The chairman of the Vatican bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, believes that the plunging birth rate is a major factor in Italy’s (and Europe’s) economic collapse. The editors of La Civilta Cattolica, the Jesuit journal whose articles are cleared in advance by the Vatican Secretariat of State, argues that waves of immigrants have eased the problem of a declining population.
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