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Europe trapped in ‘culture of comfort’

17 September 2015 | by Christopher Lamb
 
Europeans are resisting having children due to a culture of comfort with declining birth rates leading to increased migration, Pope Francis said in an interview released this week, writes Christopher Lamb. “When there is an empty space, people try to fill it. If a country has no children, immigrants come in and take their place. I think of the birth rate in Italy, Portugal and Spain. I believe it is close to zero per cent,” the Pope told  the  Portuguese radio station Rena




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