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Pope to speak at event on Italy’s record-low birth rate

May 03, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: The director of the Holy See Press Office announced that Pope Francis will take part in “The General State of the Birth Rate,” a May 7 conference in Rome organized by the Forum of Family Associations and the Foundation for Births.

Births in Italy have fallen for 15 consecutive years and now stand at a record low, according to recently released statistics.

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  • Posted by: feedback - May. 03, 2024 6:49 AM ET USA

    Francis' most famous comment related to birth rates was that Catholics shouldn't be like rabbits.