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Britain is stuck in a fertility trap

14 May 2023

4:35 PM

14 May 2023

4:35 PM

Pope Francis wants you to have sex. Or at least he wants Italians to have more sex. The country, he says, is facing a ‘Titanic struggle’ against demographic doom. Last year, the population dropped by 179,000 people – and Italy is projected to lose another five million by 2050.

What’s happening in Italy is, to a greater or lesser extent, being repeated across the western world.

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