Vatican warns UN about falling fertility rates

The Vatican has warned the United Nations about falling fertility rates around the world, saying that they “should be a great cause for alarm”.

Citing a report from the UN’s secretary general, the Vatican mission to the UN stated that “no fewer than 80 countries now register a fertility rate below replacement level”.

That trend is dangerous, the Vatican statement observed: “Support systems for the ageing can only be sustained by a larger, not smaller, next generation.”

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