Pope Francis to open a conference on Covid-linked demographic crisis

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Pope Francis will open a meeting on the demographic crisis facing Italy and other nations, entitled "General States of Birth" on 14 May, Vatican News and ANSA reported.

The Holy See said in a statement the Covid-19 pandemic has only worsened a preexisting trend in declining birthrates in Italy, as the nation ages and policies to promote births have had little impact.

Organized by the "Forum for Family Associations", the online initiative will deal with the demographic crisis "which has become even more important due to the pandemic, which has resulted in over 1 million more poor families" in Italy.

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