Pope Francis attends a conference on Italy’s demographic crisis in Rome on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE Pope Francis attends a conference on Italy’s demographic crisis in Rome on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Pope Francis attends a conference on Italy’s demographic crisis in Rome on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Italy

Pope Francis worried about cost of child rearing after Italy’s birth rate sinks

  • The pontiff said polls showed most young people wanted to have children, but were worried about the expense
  • ‘An Italy without children is an Italy that does not plan for the future,’ Prime Minister Draghi says

Topic |   Italy
Pope Francis attends a conference on Italy’s demographic crisis in Rome on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE Pope Francis attends a conference on Italy’s demographic crisis in Rome on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Pope Francis attends a conference on Italy’s demographic crisis in Rome on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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